Updated: Aug 26, 2020
Dogs can contract coronaviruses, most commonly the canine respiratory coronavirus. This specific novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is not believed to be a health threat to dogs, but dogs can test positive for the virus.
Currently, there is no evidence that any animals, pets, or livestock, play a significant role in spreading COVID-19 infection to people.
PROTECTING YOUR PETS FROM ILLNESS If everyone in your household is healthy, experts say there is no need to modify family behaviour.
“The best way to protect your pets from COVID-19 is to limit their exposure to sick individuals,”