COVID-19 and your Pets: Frequently Asked Questions
- Should I test my pet for COVID-19?
None of the national veterinarian groups recommend companion animals be routinely tested for COVID-19.
- Can pets transmit COVID-19 to people?
Currently, there is no evidence that animals can transmit this virus to people. Animal-to-human transmission events are believed to be rare.
- If my pet is sick and I think it is COVID-19, what should I do?
If your pet gets sick after contact with a person with COVID-19, do not take it to your veterinarian; call your vet to determine what the next steps should be for your pet's treatment and care.
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