COVID-19 and Pet Health & Animal Care

If you have pets, you probably think of them as part of your family. When they are sick or injured, you take them to the animal hospital and urgent care the same way you would for any other family member. As such, you’re probably following the news to try to learn more about how you can protect your pets from the coronavirus.

What You Need to Know

When you are considering how to treat your animal’s existing health conditions or any urgent care medical issues, you should know that many animal hospitals have taken new approaches to operations.

For example, at Cumberland Animal Hospital, we have implemented curbside check-in for appointments and urgent care visits. We now allow only the animal being treated into the facility to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

At this time, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread from pets to humans, but recent evidence suggests that some pets have contracted the virus and it may be spread from one pet to another. We are taking precautions to help prevent this spread and to maintain social distance between both humans and animals per new CDC recommendations.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, it is recommended that you self-isolate away from pets the same way you would isolate yourself from other people. If your animal needs urgent care or has an appointment with your animal hospital and you are experiencing symptoms of being sick, it is recommended that you stay home and have someone else take your pet to their appointment.

Cumberland Animal Hospital is available as your Fayetteville resource for your animal urgent care and standard animal care needs. Give us a call to find out how we can help you and your pet during this strange time and to schedule your appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon at Cumberland Animal Hospital, 910-822-3337.