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Emily McCobb, V00, VG02, director of Cummings School’s Shelter Medicine Program, responds

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says there is no evidence that dogs and cats can spread the virus that causes COVID-19. But the CDC does recommend that people with symptoms restrict contact with their pets just like they do with people. Specific guidance for infected individuals can be found on the CDC website.

Source: https://now.tufts.edu/articles/how-do-i-include-my-pets-my-family-s-emergency-planning-covid-19

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