This finding comes after a 4-year-old Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for the virus on April 4.
Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive: Could you get coronavirus from your pets?
While officials said they are still learning about the virus, they noted that there is no evidence that pets play a role in spreading it.
In order to protect pets, the CDC recommends keeping them indoors and preventing them from interacting with people and other animals outside the household. In addition, people who test positive for COVID-19 should restrict contact with their pets and wear a face mask during necessary interactions.
It's certainly unpleasant to take your dog outside when it's snowing or raining, but don't forget that dogs' paws are just as sensitive to heat as human skin.