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First, they told you pets don’t get Covid-19. Then we heard about the dogs in Singapore that tested mild-positive for Covid-19. So, what is the reality of our pets during this pandemic? 

MYTH #1 Don’t walk your dog during the Covid-19 pandemic

Sure, you shouldn’t be out for long periods of time. As a responsible pet-parent, just take some precautionary measures to ensure your pet stays away from germs and contagions. You could carry a newspaper for your pet to stand on when answering nature's call, wipe your furry one down when you’re back home, and if living in a housing development, make sure your pet isn’t touching spaces like lift walls, common-area furniture or any surface that could have human sputum on it. 

MYTH # 2 The quarantine doesn’t apply to your pets 

This is untrue — we know now that it is the other way around — that a human gets Covid-19. You do need to stay away from your pet.

MYTH # 3 One way of avoiding Covid-19 is by abandoning your pets

Mumbai just witnessed an alarming number of cases of pets being left to die on the streets after the outbreak of coronavirus. Yes, we’ve heard of a few rare cases where certain animals tested mildly positive for the virus. But there is no conclusive evidence to suggest your animal can pass on the virus to you.

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