As you keep your distance from fellow humans to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it’s only natural to wonder whether your pets are also safe. Unfortunately, evidence shows that cats, dogs, and other animals can contract SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19.
In August, the first dog to test positive for COVID-19 in North Carolina died after showing signs of respiratory distress, ABC News reported. A member of the dog’s family had tested positive for COVID-19, but later tested negative. Amid the early stages of the pandemic, a dog in Hong