Animals and coronavirus: what we know to date


Should you be worried about your animal companions catching coronavirus? Here’s what we know to date.

Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced “there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19”. According to their website, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is low, though there is some evidence that it can spread from people to animals in some situations.

In June, a seven-year-old German Shepherd named Buddy became the first dog in the United States to be confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2,

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