by Marion Nestle
Mar 26 2020

Coronavirus and pets

They still have to be fed.  Dogs still have to be walked.

As I reported earlier, a dog in Hong Kong was found with a case of Coronavirus.   It looks like the dog caught it from it owner, not the other way around.

The Animal Wellness Foundation urges restraint and care in dealing with Coronavirus in pets.  Although there is as yet no evidence that people can get the virus fro pets, the Foundation advises against “letting your pets lick you on the nose, mouth, and mucous membranes.”

As always, there are business implications.  Here’s a report on the effect of Coronavirus on the Mexican pet food economy.

What to do?

Love and feed your pet but wash hands and practice social distance.  For now, for sure.