Texas currently has the most reported cases of pets with the COVID-19 virus, according to a recent report from the United States Department of Agriculture (wfaa.com)

While it is rare, COVID-19 can spread to pets. 

How do you protect your pet?
•    Avoid dog parks
•    When walking your pup, use a leash and stay 6 ft away from other people (always a good idea)
•    Keep cats indoors

What to do if a pet parent is diagnosed with COVID-19?
•    Try to send your pet to stay with a friend or family member. If this is not possible, then:
•    Isolate yourself from your pet
•    Avoid petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food or bedding with your pet
•    If you care for your pet or are around animals while you're sick, wear a mask
•    Wash your hands before and after handling animals and their food, waste, and supplies.
•    Clean up after your pet

What are the symptoms of COVID in pets?
•    Eye discharge
•    Vomiting/Diarrhea
•    Runny Nose
•    Sneezing
•    Cough
•    Difficulty breathing
•    Fever

If your pet is diagnosed with COVID-19:
•    Keep your pet at home, except for medical treatment
•    Separate your pet from other pets and people
•    Monitor your pet's symptoms
•    Protect yourself when caring for a sick pet (wash your hands, wear a mask, disinfect)