Confirmed cases of canines diagnosed with a coronavirus have dog owners understandably concerned.
On April 28, the American Kennel Association noted that based on current information, “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.”
The World Organisation for Animal Health states that “the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered low” and that to date, “there is no evidence that companion animals play a significant role in spreading the disease.”
But as a concerned pet parent, what can you do to keep your dog safe? Read our next article for tips.