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Can dogs get COVID-19?

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a few pets — including cats and dogs — have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. This happened mostly after the animals were in close contact with people infected with the COVID-19 virus.

Based on the limited available information, the risk of animals spreading the COVID-19 virus to people is considered low. There is no evidence that viruses can spread to people or other animals from a pet's skin, fur or hair.

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