We have covid, did the cat catch him? It is difficult in the Czech Republic to confirm infection in pets

 We have covid, did the cat catch him?  It is difficult in the Czech Republic to confirm infection in pets

We have covid, did the cat catch him? It is difficult in the Czech Republic to confirm infection in pets

She contacted local veterinarian Jana Knytlová over the phone to discuss how to deal with the situation and describe her symptoms. "I asked my friend to stop by my house, and in compliance with all the measures, I handed her over to the cat, with the understanding that he would take her to the vet in agreement," says Mrs. Jimmy.

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According to veterinarian Jana Knytlová, without thorough tests, it is not possible to determine one hundred percent that this is really a covid. "Human-to-animal transmission is actually described, special tests must be performed, or it is determined, for example, after stool sampling, as they do at the Prague Zoo, for example. The samples are then sent to a German laboratory, and we do not even have a workplace to do so, ”explains the Nymburk veterinarian. The kitten thoroughly inspected, received three injections and a syrup at home. "In this case, he was treated against fever and diarrhea and his condition should gradually improve. Generally, if your pet's symptoms are mild, you need to wait. If the condition is more serious, it is necessary to consult with a veterinarian, "advises breeders Jana Knytlová.

According to her, it is also good for pets to be fed by a person who is not infectious. If, of course, there is one in the family. "And it's not good for infected owners to cuddle with him for a long time in such a situation. Which happened in this case, "added the vet.

So the family and Jimmy are now in quarantine at home and believe that the condition of all members of the household will gradually improve. The good news is that none of them are getting worse yet.

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