I am happy to share with you information on a topic that is currently of concern to many: the possibility of maine Coon cat disease COVID-19 and the risk of feline coronavirus for humans. As a breeder, I am interested in understanding this issue and offering you all the necessary information.
Let’s start with the fact that Feline Coronavirus (FCoV) is a viral infection that affects the intestines of cats. Unlike the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in humans, feline coronavirus is not a human-transmitted infection. As for Maine Coon cats, along with other cat breeds, they are also sensitive to feline coronavirus.
However, it is important to note that feline coronavirus is not far from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. Research shows that although interaction between these two viruses is possible, the likelihood of human-to-cat or cat-to-human transmission of the virus is extremely low.
It is important to remember that the main source of COVID-19 infection for people are other people, especially those who are actively involved in the spread of the virus. Precautions recommended to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as wearing masks, regular hand washing and social distance, should be applied between people. Human-cat interaction is not the main cause of infection with the virus.
Cats in general can be vulnerable to various viral infections, so it is important to establish timely control over their health and undergo regular veterinary examinations. If you have a Maine Coon cat or any other breed, there is no need to panic about the possibility of COVID-19 infection from it.
In conclusion, do Maine Coon cats suffer from COVID-19? The probability of this is very low, and human-cat interaction is not the main source of infection with the virus. The best precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for us are social distance, wearing masks and regular hand washing. Taking care of the health and safety of our Maine Coon cats is our top priority.
Stay healthy and stay safe!
With best wishes.
Maine Coon Cattery “Fire Stone”