Hello again my friends,
The world has a new normal and we have heard statements like “The time for further action is now,” Stay-at-home because of Covid-19. My family has been doing the right things like Staying home and washing their hands, but what about animals like me? I’m scared for my friends and neighbors animals besides me. I have been busy searching for the best of the best vet to answer this question .
Veterinarian Dr. Zac Pilossoph, a Long Island, NY born about Covid-19 and pets. He has been nationally recognized veterinary medical professional . A top graduate of Tufts University Veterinary School of Medicine with postgraduate focused training in E/CC and Neurology/Neurosurgery at two of the most prestigious programs in the country, and a young multidimensional serial entrepreneur. He has rapidly and single-handedly crafted a new wave of diverse global evolution and empowerment. In addition to launching several novel platforms in the extremely relevant mental wellness field, as well as establishing himself as one of the premier global veterinary cannabis educational experts, Zac is simultaneously positively advancing the clinical veterinary industry in many more ways than one.
I know you are all waiting for what Dr. Zac Philossoph said about us animals getting Covid-19 and what do we do..
So here it is….
Hopefully is good news for me about Covid-19 so I don’t have to live in a soda box..
Okay for real now ,,, here is what Dr. Zac Philossoph said…
- What is a civet and how does that relate to new findings on COVID-19 (SARS-CoV2) and cats?
During the last SARS-CoV event in 2003-04, it appears the virus originated in the bat species, which held it in its population until it was able to mutate to another species known as a civet – a suborder mammal in the cat family. The civet allowed for a transfer of the virus to humans. This historical understanding gives us the knowledge that felines may have had a role in the last SARS-CoV spread.
- Can a dog contract or transmit COVID-19?
There is no evidence that canines can contract or transmit COVID-19. In rare cases, a dog could act as a passive carrier and spread the virus if it, for example, was able to survive on top of his fur after an infected person spread their respiratory droplets on the dog. However, your dog would not be infected and the odds of contracting the virus from a passive source like a dog’s fur are very slim.
- Can I give my cat COVID-19 and/or can they give me COVID-19?
If you were to test positive for COVID-19, human to cat transmission is suspected to be possible – but it’s rare. Also, the virus appears to be less severe if a cat contracts COVID-19 from a human than in a human-to-human transmission. If infected, cats can then easily spread the virus to other cats the same way humans do, through respiratory droplets. In addition, it’s possible that a cat could spread COVID-19 to a human, though we don’t know to what effect. To date, no cases of cat to human transmission have been reported. If a cat may have been exposed to an infected human, take the precautions of quarantining them, not handling the cat, and washing hands frequently.
- What are the symptoms my cat will exhibit if they have COVID-19?
Cats, in theory, may be more accustomed to seeing the virus evolutionarily and being able to fight it off more effectively than humans. However, the symptoms humans experience could be the same for cats. Yet, so far in cats, we’ve seen symptoms of respiratory distress, such as a dry cough, and diarrhea. It’s very important to note that there are many other reasons that a pet could experience these symptoms – such as stress, inflammatory asthma or infectious bowel disease. Those cats with these pre-existing conditions are also at a higher risk, just as in humans.
- What should I do if I think my cat has COVID-19?
If you suspect that your cat may have COVID-19, it’s important not to panic, be afraid of them or get rid of them. Instead you should write down your concerns and follow these general guidelines:
- Ask, did my cat have an opportunity to be exposed to the coronavirus from other cats or humans? For example, was it out on a porch where it could come across a neighborhood outdoor cat or a feral cat? If the answer to that is no, the chances of your cat having COVID-19 are very low due to the disease almost always spreading through respiratory droplets in close quarters with another infected individual, or cat in this case.
- If your cat is showing symptoms that are similar to the coronavirus, write them down. Then, call your veterinarian or an emergency clinic line – do not take your cat anywhere – and discuss these signs and your concerns with the veterinary team over the phone. Allow them to determine if your cat is actually showing signs and if they should be tested. In the very rare case the vet is concerned, they will take the appropriate steps, which can include informing state officials and consulting on the proper steps of how to have your cat tested.
- Should I isolate my cat even if they don’t have symptoms, no longer petting or snuggling them?
If your cat is acting normal and has no symptoms, you should treat them as you normally do. This is the time to keep your cats closer than ever, not push them away. Essentially, the same quarantine measures humans have been advised to follow should be implemented for cats as well.
- What are the necessary precautions I should take to protect my furry family members?
The same principles that we’re taking for human protection should be applied to furry family members – cats and dogs alike. Keep your pets away from animals or people outside of your home, keep an eye on your pet’s behaviors, avoid any opportunities for exposure to respiratory secretions and, if you suspect they’re showing symptoms, don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and talk with your veterinarian
Wheww… I’m relieved to hear this news,, especially the part about snuggling!!
Let’s all of us do our part to get through this pandemic like Stay home and snuggle your pets so we can get back to our lives.
Thank you for taking the time to read my article and hope this information gave you some peice of mind and Thank you to Dr. Zac Philossoph for your knowledge and helping me understand more about this pandemic.
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