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Can I catch Coronavirus from my pet?

Can I catch Coronavirus from my pet?

Using 70% alcohol hand sanitizer on your hands and surfaces and disinfecting with handheld room foggers helps prevent contracting COVID-19, but can you get it from your pet? There’s limited information available to date, but the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low. 

  • The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention states that cats, dogs, and some other mammals can be infected with COVID-19. There have been reports of animals being infected with the virus worldwide.
  • Some coronaviruses that infect animals can be spread to people, and then spread between people, but this is rare. This is what happened with SARS-CoV-2, which likely originated in bats. 
  • The first reported infections were linked to a live animal market, but the virus now spreads from person to person through respiratory droplets from coughing, sneezing, and talking. Keep your 70% alcohol hand sanitizer with you and use it often. 
  • Remember to use a 70% alcohol aerosol hand sanitizer to disinfect your hands and surfaces. Try a handheld room fogger to disinfect your home, office and classroom too.  

To help lessen the spread of COVID-19 and keep safe from germs, use OmniProtect Sanitizing Spray – a 70% alcohol hand sanitizer in a convenient aerosol canister that you can take with you wherever you go. OmniProtect supplies bulk sanitizer and handheld room foggers in convenient aerosol canisters.

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