At Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care, our top priority is the safety and well-being of your pet. Many news outlets are reporting stories about Ebola but there is currently little known information about Ebola in dogs and cats. 
While BRVC serves as a reference for Bay Area residents with questions about their pets, we refer to the following organizations and sites for the most up to date information regarding Ebola:
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
CDC - Questions and Answers about Ebola and Pets
UC Davis Veterinary Medicine
UC Davis Veterinary Medicine - Ebola Fact Sheet
As of October 13th, 2014, the CDC updated their “Questions and Answers about Ebola and Pets”. Some of the important updates include:
- At this time, there have been no reports of dogs or cats becoming sick with Ebola or of being able to spread Ebola to people or animals.
- The chances of a dog or cat being exposed to Ebola virus in the United States is very low as they would have to come into contact with blood and body fluids of a symptomatic person sick with Ebola.
- It is important to keep people and animals away from blood or body fluids of a person with symptoms of Ebola infection.
- There would not be any reason to test a dog or cat for Ebola if there was no exposure to a person infected with Ebola. Currently, routine testing for Ebola is not available for pets.
The full report can be read: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/transmission/qas-pets.html
We will continue to provide updated information regarding pets and Ebola as it becomes available.
 UC Davis Veterinary Medicine http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/vmth%20/local_resources/pdfs/misc_pdfs/EbolaFactSheet.pdf