COVID-19 is spreading globally through human-to-human transmission.

The Veterinary Services of Hong Kong reported on two dogs that showed presence of the COVID-19 virus after sharing a common living space and contact with their owners who were positive for COVID-19.  

However, there is no evidence that companion animals, such as dogs and cats can spread COVID-19 to people or other animals. There is also no evidence that they become sick from this virus.

Irrespective of COVID-19, when caring for pets always maintain good hygiene.

Helpful Sources on COVID-19 and Companion Animals:

NY State Veterinary Medical Society

World Organization for Animal Health

World Health Organization


For all WCS Updates on COVID-19 go HERE.