Till now, we know that dogs can’t get the virus. A very small number of pets outside the United States have been reported to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 after close contact with people with COVID-19.
According to organizations such as the AVMA and the World Organisation for Animal Health, at this point, we do not have evidence that animals, and specifically, companion animals such as dogs and cats become ill from this virus.
Although there have been no reports of pets becoming sick with COVID-19 in the United States, it is still recommended that people sick with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus.
This can help ensure both you and your animals stay healthy.
When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick.
Avoid contact with your pet including, petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food.
If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with them.