The councilor for Health and Public Health of the Cieza City Council reiterates that there is no scientific evidence that domestic animals suffer or can transmit COVID-19.
The General Directorate of Animal Rights has transmitted to the local, regional and state security authorities a series of recommendations and agreements that develop the Royal Decree of alarm status in relation to companion animals and their caretakers.
Regarding the content of said recommendations and agreements, in a press release, the councilor for Health and Public Health of the Cieza City Council, Francisco Saorín, stressed that in the face of the situation caused by the pandemic declared by COVIDÂ¿19, it is insisted, in relation to pet health care, in that "there is no scientific evidence that domestic animals suffer from or can transmit COVID-19".
On general measures with pets, the mayor has recalled the need to wash their hands after touching the animal and not touching the nose, eyes and mouth.
He also recommended that when you get home after going outside with the pet, you should clean the pads and the tail of the animal with disinfectant gel for prevention.
As for people who have tested positive for coronavirus, it is recommended to leave the care of pets to another person, when possible;
use new utensils for the animal and never reuse the utensils used by the positive person;
and, if it is positive and the animal cannot be left with another person, take extreme hygiene measures such as cleaning hands, using a mask in the presence of the animal and avoiding contact with it, as far as possible .
Also, Saorín has referred to the Royal Alert Decree of March 14, 2020, by which it is allowed to leave the home in order to take the dogs for a walk, remembering that short walks must be made;
that is, the time necessary to cover the physiological needs of the animal, avoid contact with other animals and / or people, carry a bottle of water with detergent to clean urine and bags for feces and prioritize the times of least influx.
Finally, Saorín recalled that veterinary clinics, such as health centers, remain open with self-regulatory measures established by veterinary colleges, attending only by appointment in order to avoid crowds in waiting rooms and only attending queries that do not may be postponed due to their nature.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cieza