Up until now information on how to keep yourself and loved ones safe from the coronavirus has mainly been focused towards sanitation and social distancing. Keeping a good distance from one another, as well as being sure to wash hands and commonly touched surfaces regularly have been repeated on the news. Now there is an additional parameter that extends certain precautions to our four-legged friends.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The CDC said to treat pets as you would a human family member and prevent interactions with other pets and people outside of the home.

If a person in a household becomes sick, it is also important to keep pets away from that individual, as you would others in the house. These new recommendations are due to the concerns of animals testing positive for COVID-19.