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New Guidelines for Pet Owners Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

WCIA-TV News (April 23) – “The virus has to have a receptor to get in the cell, cats and humans share the same receptor,” says Dr. Jim Lowe of the College of Veterinary Medicine. “In humans that receptor appears to be deep in the lung and in cats in the upper respiratory tract. It looks much more like the common cold in the cat than it does in humans.”

The CDC is recommending that all pets should stay away from animals outside their own household.