COVID-19 and cats

The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by SARS-CoV-2, has swept around the globe, devastating people’s lives and the economies of many countries. Veterinarians have a key role to play as we have many excellent researchers into coronaviruses in animal species, including our guest for episodes 57 & 58, Dr. Severine Tasker. Susan and Jolle are certainly practicing physical distancing as they recorded this episode almost 2,000 (over 1200 miles) km apart! We discuss the emerging information about cats and SARS-CoV-2 and what everyone needs to know. The good news is that cats are not particularly susceptible to this virus, they don’t seem to suffer severe disease, and they are no risk to people.
>> Listen to episode 59

Reliable resources on COVID-19 and companion animals:
World Small Animal Veterinary Association
American Veterinary Medical Association
World Organization for Animal Health
International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases
Worms and Germs Blog (Dr. Scott Weese)