1. Can pets catch coronavirus?
Pets are susceptible to some types of coronavirus, but there is currently only limited evidence that domestic animals can get sick from this novel form. A cat in Belgium, a tiger at Bronx Zoo tested positive and were showing symptoms while two asymptomatic dogs in China tested positive; one has since died of unknown causes.
2. Will the canine coronavirus vaccine protect my dog from COVID-19?
No, it will not. Many dogs receive the canine coronavirus vaccine during puppyhood or routine vaccinations. This vaccine protects against enteric coronavirus and is not likely to provide any protection against this novel form of coronavirus which attacks the respiratory system.
3. Can my pet transmit coronavirus?
There is no evidence that an infected pet can transmit the virus to humans. However, the novel coronavirus can stay active on surfaces for extended periods and it [read more.....]