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Cats and COVID-19

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Dr. Scott Weese, Professor in the Department of Pathology at OVC and Director of the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses, appeared on several media channels last week, including CTV News in Toronto, to discuss Covid transmission between humans and pets. You can watch the story here or read his blog here.

Research to date indicates that cats are more susceptible than dogs to COVID-19. While most cats don't get sick, some can develop myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) or respiratory tract infections.

Humans are more likely to spread the virus to their cats (rather than the other way around), yet cats have the potential to spread the virus in shelters or animal clinics. While there is no need for panic, Dr. Weese feels that it is something that we should be following more closely.

Dr. Weese and his team are currently visiting the homes of pet owners who have tested positive for COVID-19 to determine if the variants are finding their way into the pet population.

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