Should you exercise social distancing with your pets? The CDC now says you should. Even though primary transmission is mainly believed to be person-to-person, there have been some presumed positive cases in pets – including a family Pug in North Carolina.
As the world continues to adjust to the rules of social distancing, the Center of Disease Control and Prevention has added a another layer of precaution.
The CDC is now recommending that pet owners also exercise social distancing guidelines when it comes to their pet’s interactions– in addition to their own with other humans amid the global pandemic. [Source]
The CDC recommends treating pets as you would other human members of your family, “do not let pets interact with people or animals outside the household. If a person inside the household becomes sick, isolate that person from everyone else, including pets,” their website reads.