CAN PETS SPREAD COVID-19?
Please, be aware that at this time, there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19!
Based on the limited information available to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low.
We are still learning about this virus, but it appears that it can spread from people to animals in some situations.
Currently, there is no evidence that SARS-CoV-2 can spread to people from the skin or fur of companion animals.
Veterinarians and their staff should review and adhere to their biosafety and biosecurity protocols for infectious diseases to ensure the safety of their patients.
Interim Guidance for Public Health Professionals Managing People With COVID-19 in Home Care and Isolation Who Have Pets or Other Animals