After the World Health Organization announced that the Coronavirus became a pandemic, people became worried, not only about themselves but also for their dogs.
Many photos of dogs (including Boston Terriers) wearing face masks appeared in social medias, causing many dog owners everywhere wondering if dogs could get coronavirus..
Can Dogs Get or Spread Coronavirus Covid-19?
According to the World Organization for Animal Health, there is no evidence that dogs can spread Coronavirus Covid-19 or that the disease can cause an animal to fall ill, though further studies may bring new findings.
The organization advises pet owners infected or susceptible of being infected with the coronavirus to avoid close contact with their pets and have another member of the household care for the animals. If they must look after their pet, they should maintain good hygiene practices and wear a face mask if possible. More information regarding pet health amid the epidemic can be found on their website.
Tips for Dog Owner during the Pandemic of the Coronavirus
The first advice we could tell you is to adopt good hygiene practices. Every time you come back home from outside, always wash your hands and your dog’s paws. Paws are the main source of bacterias your dogs could get.
The best way to clean the paws of your dogs is to use water and dog shampoo. If you don’t have access to water, you can use baby wet wipes.
You are also advised to clean your dog’s face and mouth with baby wet wipes.
Remember to frequently wash you dog’s food and water bowls. Let your dog have access to fresh water whenever he/she needs to drink.