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AVMA resources help keep pets safe from COVID-19

Zoos have put new protocols in place to protect animals after a tiger tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, as animals are more likely to catch the virus from people than to transmit it, says veterinarian Karen Terio, chief of the Zoological Pathology Program at the University of Illinois' College of Veterinary Medicine. Experts around the world do not believe animals can transmit COVID-19 to people, says AVMA President Dr. John Howe. Pet ferrets might be more susceptible to the virus than dogs and cats, and the AVMA's website has resources for protecting pets.

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