Can pets test positive for COVID-19?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health organizations are investigating how COVID-19 can affect animals, but there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus. A small number of pets—cats and dogs—have been confirmed to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after close contact with a person with COVID-19, but those infected pets all had mild disease and could be taken care of at home.

Should you be concerned that your pet was exposed to COVID-19, please consult your veterinarian for information regarding care.

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1. As a pet owner, what should I do to keep myself and my pet safe from COVID-19?
2. Can I get COVID-19 from my pet or another animal?
3. Can mosquitoes, houseflies or ticks spread COVID-19?
4. What should I do to care for my pet, if I'm exposed to COVID-19?
5. Can pets test positive for COVID-19?
6. Can wild animals spread COVID-19 to me or my pet?
7. Can I walk my dog during the COVID-19 pandemic?
8. Is it safe to foster or adopt a pet during COVID-19?
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