Because I am very concerned for the welfare of domestic cats (and all animals), I am very, very reluctant to write about this and will do so minimally and publish some key screenshots and link to the study for people to read in their own time. The link is below. I am doing this in the interests of transparency and integrity. I can’t read a article or study which is relevant to human and animal welfare and callously ignore it because someone might criticise me for publishing it. However, in summary, the study says that domestic cats are ‘susceptible’ to the virus and (1) it replicates in domestic cats and (2) it can transmit between cats in water droplets. THE STUDY HAS NOT BEEN PEER REVIEWED – I.E. NOT CHECKED BY OTHER SCIENTISTS.
Note: I hate animal experiments. These cats were injected with the virus and euthanised afterwards. Yes, this study was done for human benefit and decidedly not for the benefit of domestic cats. There have been two cases of domestic cats getting Covid-19 within the pandemic, one in Belgium and one in Hong Kong.
PLEASE DO NOTHING WHICH IS AGAINST THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF ANIMALS.
Screenshots from parts of the study which interested me
CLICK THIS FOR THE STUDY (IT OPENS A NEW TAB): Chinese study on Covid-19 and cats and dogs
SOME MORE ON CORONAVIRUS:
China: when pets get Covid they are killed. When people get Covid they are treated. Unfair and immoral.