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COVID-19 and Animals in Canada | VetDERM Clinic

COVID-19 and Animals in Canada



There is currently no evidence to suggest that this virus is circulating in animals in Canada.


It is possible that some types of animals can be infected with COVID-19, but there is no evidence that pets or other animals can spread the virus. There are still many unknowns about COVID-19 and this is an area that remains to be studied and understood.

Until we know more, if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have a pet or other animal:

  • Avoid close contact with them
  • Do not snuggle or kiss them, or let them lick you, sit on your lap, or sleep in your bed
  • Practice good cough etiquette
  • Avoid coughing and sneezing on your animals
  • Have another member of your household care for your animals – if this is not possible, always wash your hands before touching or feeding them
  • Limit your animal’s contact with other people and animals – this may mean keeping them indoors


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