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No evidence that animals can contract Covid-19

There is currently no evidence that Covid-19 can be contracted by animals, according to Dr. Alan Rossiter, veterinary surgeon and past-president of Veterinary Ireland. 

“Testing has been done and there is no evidence to suggest that pet dogs or cats can be infected with SARS-CoV-2.” 

“However, it is, in theory, possible that virus from an infected person could land on a pet’s coat and remain viable for a short period of time.”

“Therefore, if in isolation for whatever reason, or if you have symptoms, do not let other people touch your pets and keep dogs and cats indoors or, if taking your dog outside for toileting, have your dog on a lead.” Dr Rossiter concluded. 

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