COVID-19 Service Updates and Coronavirus FAQ
Due to the nature of our in-home care model we interact directly with a low number of people on a daily basis, so we will continue business as usual, as per current mandates set by the authorities.
Where Can I Find Out More About COVID-19?
Things are changing pretty quickly, and there can be a lot of misinformation and unnecessary fear online. Please make sure you’re getting your information from credible sources like the following:
If you have any questions or concerns, wash your hands, then call (705-999-9469) or email us. Then wash your hands again just to be safe.
There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding what is to come, so we wanted to take this opportunity to answer a few questions you might have about how this could affect the health of your pets, and how that relates to your health and that of your family and friends.
Can Pets Get Infected by the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Virus?
Both dogs and cats have their own respective coronaviruses that can affect them, but these are not transmissible to humans, and they are not the current COVID-19 virus causing widespread disruption in our society.
The WHO also advises that there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 can infect cats.
If I Am Diagnosed with COVID-19 How Do I Protect My Pets?
While there is no evidence that you could transmit COVID-19 to your cat, and transmission to your dog is highly unlikely, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is recommending caution. They suggest you should restrict contact with your pets, as you would with any family member, only if you are confirmed to have COVID-19, and especially during the time you have active symptoms.
If you must care for your pets while you are sick, they recommend washing your hands before and after contact with them and wearing a face mask.