The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants pet owners to keep their dogs and cats at least six feet from other pets or humans.
This is after a small number of family pets have become infected with COVID-19 coronavirus.
The CDC says pets should not interact with other pets or people from outside the household, and dogs should be kept on a leash, while cats should be kept indoors during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.
CDC guidelines also say dog owners should avoid dog parks or other public places where people and dogs gather.
In 2013, the Municipality of Anchorage estimated that there were 75,000 dogs in the Anchorage-Chugiak-Eagle River area.