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By MARY COTTNERLIVELEKERD, APHealth reporterThe world is experiencing a record number of coronavirus infections and coronaviral deaths.
While coronaviruses are usually found in humans, they also can infect pets, livestock, and other animals.
A new report from the American Veterinary Medical Association found that more than 40,000 pets and livestock are infected each year, with a staggering number of cases in the United States alone.
Pet owners should take measures to reduce the risk of infection, particularly for pets that live in homes or parks.
In addition to the pet, there are a number of other animals that are at higher risk of becoming infected with coronavirence: humans, including pets, farm animals, and livestock.
The CDC says a human can contract coronavirosts at the same time as an infected animal, and that most people catch the virus from a single person.
But pets can be infected at any time, and there is no limit to how many they can be in a household.
Here are a few tips to help you keep your pets safe:Wash your hands often and thoroughly before touching your pet.
Wash the skin of your pet thoroughly before eating, bathing, or touching.
Washing your pet can help reduce the likelihood of your pets getting sick from the COVID vaccine.
Do not put your pet in the water, especially if it is cold.
Pets can swim in cold water.
Do not allow pets to play in the cold.
Do keep pets away from water.
Pets are more susceptible to cold than humans, especially in warmer weather.
Wear a mask when washing your pet’s fur, as well as when petting animals or when using equipment that can be used for pets.
Wearing a mask will help prevent COVID infections and other health problems.
Wipe down your pet with a soft cloth, so the COIDS can escape.
Keep the pet covered in a towel to help prevent the virus spreading.
When feeding your pet, use only organic food that is free of animal or plant materials.
Use a pet food that does not contain any additives.
Use pet food and water that are fresh from the pet’s natural diet.
Clean up any droppings or dust that may be on your pet after feeding.
Do check with your veterinarian if your pet has any symptoms or symptoms of COIDS.
The most common symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea, and diarrhea.
If you suspect you have COIDS, do not feed your pet or do not allow them to go near water.
Call your veterinarian or your local public health agency immediately.
For more information, visit the CDC website:http://www.cdc.gov/coids/coronavirus/coid-19.html