More Texas pets are coming down with COVID than anywhere else in the nation. For pet owners, the cure to feeling better when your sick can be as good as cuddling with your fur baby. But here in the lone star state, if you have COVID, don’t let your kitty or puppy get too close. The United States Department of Agriculture says the U.S. has 61 pets with COVID-19, with nearly a third from Texas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most pet cases worldwide happen after close contact with people infected with the virus. So it is essential that if you get infected, you treat your pets like humans and use the same precautions. Wear your mask, wash your hands before petting them, and keep social distancing when possible. If your pet does test positive for the COVID-19 virus, the CDC says to isolate the pet from everyone else, including other pets.