Veterinary Association Releases Guidelines on Dogs and Ebola

So far, the situation with pets and Ebola appears to be limited to just two events — a dog in Spain was euthanized after his owner contracted Ebola, and a dog in Dallas, Texas, was quarantined and released after his owner contracted the virus.

Those events, while similar, had very different outcomes, and that’s led the American Veterinary Medical Association to issue official guidance concerning pets and Ebola, according to the AP.

The guidance is a bit sobering: According to the AVMA, pets who have been in close contact with Ebola-infected people should be quarantined for 21 days. If the pet tests positive for Ebola, he or she should be euthanized and the body incinerated.

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