Quick Question: Can Pets Get COVID-19?

The answer is that yes, pets can get COVID-19 but rarely. There have been a few reports of pets, including cats and dogs, that have become infected with the virus after having contact with a human COVID-19 case. However, more studies and research needs to be conducted in order to understand exactly how pets are affected by the virus that causes COVID-19. The few reported pet cases are reassuring, because it appears that animals do not play a significant role in spreading the virus. If you are concerned about your pet being sick after an exposure to a human that tested positive for COVID-19 call ahead to your veterinarian to make them aware of the potential exposure and ask for guidance. Always make sure your pets are up to date on their vaccinations and obtain routine exams to ensure they are as healthy as possible. 

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