People are buying mini face masks for their dogs

People are buying mini face masks for their dogs

He does look quite stylish… (Picture: Pet Masks / SWNS)The World Health Organisation initially suggested that canines could not contract COVID-19, but on March 19 the Hong Kong government released a statement saying that two dogs had tested positive.

Can dogs and cats get coronavirus from humans?

Can dogs and cats get coronavirus from humans?

As the World Health Organisation (WHO) says all the available evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 is a zoonotic disease - one that passes from animals to humans - questions have also been raised about the potential impact of Covid-19 on domesticated pets as well as their human owners.

Coronavirus: Can your dog or cat get Covid-19 and can you catch it from your pet?

Coronavirus: Can your dog or cat get Covid-19 and can you catch it from your pet?

Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation states: “At present, there is no evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus.​".