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Pets cannot spread the coronavirus, insist local vets

Veterinary staff at he SOS Animal hospital in Malaga.
Veterinary staff at he SOS Animal hospital in Malaga. / Salvador Salas
  • Owners are allowed to take their pets for veterinary appointments despite the state of alarm

Pet owners should keep calm and not worry about catching the coronavirus from their pets, say veterinary surgeons, and they are allowed to take them for veterinary appointments despite the state of alarm.

They point out that many dogs and cats need regular treatment and medication and it is important that this is continued.

Clinics are taking added precautions with regard to cleanliness and keeping clients at a safe distance from each other, and nobody should be afraid to take their pet for attention when needed.