Does COVID-19 affect pets?

Last updated May 29th 2020, 7:12:08pm

There is no evidence that pets or other animals play a significant role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 at this time. A small number of pets have been reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 after contact with people that tested positive for having COVID-19. According to the CDC, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to humans is very low.

Pets do have other types of coronavirus that they can contract and will make them sick but these can not infect humans and are not related to the current COVID-19 outbreak. It is not recommended you get your pet tested for COVID-19 at this time.