“There’s not much information…..

…..First thing is to generate information by surveillance. That will help us to come up with mitigation strategies down the road,” Balasuriya said.

COVID-19 in pets is exceedingly rare with only about 295 across the whole country have tested positive. Only one cat and four dogs in Louisiana have tested positive and none died. But with variants and how the pandemic has changed, they hope to understand the virus’s impact.