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COVID-19: Considerations for Companion Animals

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Philip Tedeschi and Therapy dog Samara

Updated April 2021: Please refer to this site for most recent and research-informed information about COVID-19 and companion animals.

With so much information out there, some of our wonderful students did a round-up of the latest recommendations for companion and service animals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our sources include: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)The Humane Society of the United StatesNEADS World Class Service Dogs, the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Shelter Medicine Program, and the National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA). Infographics created by University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work  and Animal-Assisted Social Work Certificate student Hannah Vanbuiten.

Information From April 7, 2020

Association for Animal Welfare Advancement


National Animal Care and Control Association


National Programs for Neighborhood Cats


University of Wisconsin Shelter Medicine


American Veterinary Medical Association Pets


American Veterinary Medical Association Other Animals

Information From March 18, 2020

Centers for Disease Control


American Medical Veterinary Association


Humane Society of the United States





Please visit the University of Denver’s Coronavirus web site for additional information.