COVID-19 and Pets

Dear Loyal Customers-

Wapiti Labs cares about you and your pet(s), and hope you are all staying healthy and safe! We are all being impacted by the effects of COVID-19 unfortunately. The Center for Disease Control has issued guidelines for how pet owners should interact with their pets if they believe that they are sick with the virus, or if their pet is exposed to others who have the virus. There is information coming and going and it still remains a challenge to discern fact from fiction. We would like to share this information, and encourage you to contact us if you have any questions. Wapiti Labs is still in full operation, and will inform our clients should there be any changes to our working hours or shipping. Thank you for reading and take care!

  • How to stay healthy around animals

In the United States, there is no evidence to suggest that any animals, including pets, livestock, or wildlife, might be a source of COVID-19 infection at this time. However, because all animals can carry germs that can make people sick, it’s always a good idea to practice healthy habits around pets and other animals.

  • Wash your hands after handling animals, their food, waste, or supplies.
  • Practice good pet hygiene and clean up after pets properly.
  • Take pets to the veterinarian regularly and talk to your veterinarian if you have questions about your pet’s health.

For more information, visit CDC’s Healthy Pets, Healthy People website

  • How to protect pets if you are sick

If you are sick with COVID-19 (either suspected or confirmed), you should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would around other people. Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people sick with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus. This can help ensure both you and your animals stay healthy.

When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick. Avoid contact with your pet including, petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with them.

  • Transmission

These are precautionary directives because there is still not enough information about the COVID-19 virus. However, every leading healthcare organization has stressed that risk of transmission from a dog or a cat is extremely low.

If transmission were to occur, it is most likely that the pet would carry the virus from one part of the environment to another.  An extreme example might be an individual who is sick with the virus, coughs into his or her hand and pets an animal. Shortly thereafter, another healthy individual touches the same part of animal, and then somehow gets the virus from his or her hand into an eye, nose, or mouth. Please remember that this is an extreme example and that there is only one documented case in the world of a pet that has tested positive for COVID-19. The best thing to do is practice good hygiene practices and reduce exposure to other humans and animals.

  • How can Wapiti Labs help?

We are here for you and your beloved pet(s)! Our Mobility/Senior Mobility products for dogs, and the Vital/ReVitalize for Cats help to support the Immune System. These products also specialize in Kidney, Joint, Circulation, and Stamina with great results. Our Wapiti Labs Chest Herbal Formula is also a great choice during these damp months! Working to expand and clear the chest, this product has become increasing popular over the past few years with great results. All of our products are NASC Certified and held to a higher standard of quality.

Check out our website for additional information at www.wapitilabsinc.com and watch our informational video with Veterinarian Testimonials! 7-10 day sample packs are available, contact us today! Stay Healthy and Safe.

All sources came from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) website.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/animals.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

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