RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Although there are no studies proving the risk of animal contagion, the best option is prevention. In this context, SOS Animal, an animal and environmental protection association, suggests five precautions to take with pets in order to protect both animals and humans.

Avoid crowded places - Although the main advice is to stay at home, whenever the pet needs to be walked, one must consider the selected site. Avoid walking your furry friend in places usually chosen for that purpose and try to take a moment apart from other people and animals.

Do not allow others to . . .

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