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Veterinarian speaks on COVID-19 and dogs

ALPENA, Mich.— For many dog owners, the health of their animal is just as important as their own.  According to the World Organisation of Animal Health, there is not enough evidence to support the transmission of COVID–19 from animal to human.

Dr. Knight’s concern is human to human contact, which is why staff at the clinic is taking necessary precautions to keep owners and their animals safe. Pet owners are encouraged to contact your local veterinary clinic to find out what they are recommending for entry into their building.

Also, pet owners should stock up on two week’s worth of pet supplies including water, medications and extra food.

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