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coronavirus pet concerns

April 27, 2020

The Oklahoma Humane Society has responded to animal concerns regarding the coronavirus.

“Although it is true that some pets such as cats, hamsters and ferrets might develop mild illness if exposed to a person with COVID-19, there is currently no evidence to suggest that pets can transmit it to people,” said the OHC. “Please continue loving and caring for your pets in your home.”

Only four animals have tested positive for the coronavirus worldwide. All animals have fully recovered.

According to the OHC, there is currently no evidence that a human has caught the coronavirus from a pet.

“Do not be afraid of your companion animal, especially during this pandemic, said the OHC. “Animals can provide a great source of emotional support and comfort.”

If you exhibit symptoms of the coronavirus, OHC recommends that you contact your doctor and self-isolate from your pets and humans in your home.

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