COVID-19: gathers the most frequently asked questions for those who have pets

COVID-19: gathers the most frequently asked questions for those who have pets

In these days when social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic is an obligation of all citizens, you do not need to be entirely alone: ​​pets can keep you company. But what care should you take? These and other issues can be clarified on the Animalar online platform, which is part of the Portuguese technological movement tech4COVID19, launched with the aim of helping the country in the fight against COVID-19.

The declaration of the State of Emergency was extended this week, which means that the Portuguese should continue to stay at home whenever possible, after measures that further restrict everyone's freedom. However, if you have pets there may be some doubts regarding the transmission and the care you should take. Therefore, the Animalarrene platform some of the most important responses.

Something that the site clarifies right away that there is no evidence that domestic animals, such as dogs, cats, rabbits or guinea pigs, have been infected and that, consequently, they can transmit the new Coronavirus. The conclusion is based on information released by the World Health Organization, shared by the Directorate-General for Health and the Order of Veterinary Physicians.


The online platform also compiles other issues that have arisen at this time. You can, for example, find out if you can take your dog without running the risk of being infected or about the care you should take when these walks take place. If you still have doubts, you can always leave your questions in the chat available on the platform. On the other hand the answer will be given as soon as possible.

As for entities that can help pet owners, the website also compiles some available services. From Lisbon to Coimbra and Porto, there are several active service contacts in Portugal.

At this time when feelings like anxiety and sadness may be more frequent, the site leaves a challenge that aims to liven up the homes of the Portuguese. Share on your social networks a photo of your animal with the hashtag #ANIMALAR the platform proposal.