Cats can infect each other with coronavirus, Chinese study finds

Cats can infect each other with coronavirus, Chinese study finds

The team, at Harbin Veterinary Research Institute in China, found that cats are highly susceptible to Covid-19 and appear to be able to transmit the virus through respiratory droplets to other cats.Experts said the findings were credible, but that they did not indicate cats were an important vector in spreading the disease between humans.

Twinkle Khanna: Twinkle Khanna's message for pet owners is a must-read for all who are panicking about Coronavirus

Twinkle Khanna: Twinkle Khanna's message for pet owners is a must-read for all who are panicking about Coronavirus

Pet owners across the glove started panicking when a 17-year-old Pomeranian tested 'weakly' positive for Coronavirus in China; the dog died three days after returning home.Like Twinkle Khanna said, please do not abandon your pets for the fear of getting Coronavirus from them.

During coronavirus closures, what happens to animal shelters?

During coronavirus closures, what happens to animal shelters?

If adopting or fostering isn't something you can do, the organization recommends donating supplies to both animal shelters and other organizations like human food banks.Similar to HSUS' recommendations, Lacey suggests reaching out to your local shelters to see if they need help fostering or adopting animals.

World’s first dog to have Covid-19 dies after beating virus

World’s first dog to have Covid-19 dies after beating virus

The Pomeranian, 17, was quarantined at a government facility in Hong Kong last month after being believed to have caught coronavirus from its owner, Yvonne Chow Hau Yee, 60.

Coronavirus UK: Can your pet give you coronavirus? Your dog and cat COVID-19 questions answered

Coronavirus UK: Can your pet give you coronavirus? Your dog and cat COVID-19 questions answered

People have been kitting their pets out in masks (which is not necessary) (Picture: REUTERS/Aly Song)‘That said, there are numerous strains of coronavirus that affect animals: canine coronavirus (CCV), which is highly contagious amongst dogs , and feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), which is an illness that can manifest from coronavirus infection in cats.

How to protect dogs from canine coronavirus

How to protect dogs from canine coronavirus

Canine coronavirus can pass through infected bowls (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) The virus passed between dogs is completely different to the strain rapidly spreading between humans (Picture: EPA)Although it is not fatal it can cause gastroenteritis-type symptoms including vomiting and diarrhoea in animals who pick it up.