Veterinarians Phil & Andrew Heitman of Adobe Veterinary Clinic in Mesa, AZ encourage us to follow the expert guidance relating to our personal wellbeing and that of our companion animals being issued from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) .


Currently, the recommendations to pet owners is to practice good hygiene. Just like your phone, shoes and purse, pets can pick up germs anywhere they go.

Good pet hygiene practices include:

  • Wash your hands after handling animals, their food, waste, or supplies.

  • Wipe down your dog’s paws after going outside.

  • If you have questions about your pet’s health contact your veterinarian.

  • Also, AVMA recommends those who are ill with the virus limit their contact with animals. They suggest having another member of your household take care of walking, feeding, and playing with your pet.

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