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Physical distancing protects pets, too

Pet-to-human transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is highly unlikely, but human-to-pet transmission of the coronavirus has occurred in rare cases, and veterinarian Cynda Crawford, chair of shelter medicine at the University of Florida, says ferrets and hamsters may be susceptible. The AVMA and the CDC say pets in households where someone has COVID-19 should be kept away from the infected person and cared for by someone who is not infected.

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