HealthDay Reports: Cats, Dogs and Coronavirus: How Safe Are Your Pets?
Now that a dog and a few cats in the United States have tested positive for coronavirus, you might be wondering: how safe are your own pets from COVID-19?
TUESDAY, May 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nadia, a tiger at New York City's Bronx Zoo, tested positive for the coronavirus. A few pet cats in the United States (and maybe one dog) have, too.
And since the novel coronavirus causing the current pandemic is thought to have originated at a live animal market in China, some people have wondered if they need to worry about their own pets.
The good news is that any risk to humans from Fluffy or Fido is very low, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bad news? Humans with COVID-19 infections could pose a slight risk to certain animals, such as cats or ferrets, but not dogs.