CAN DOGS GET OR SPREAD THE CORONAVIRUS?
Although the COVID-19 coronavirus presents a situation we have never seen before, coronaviruses as a whole represent a number of illnesses...some of which merely lead to the common cold. There are certain strains, such as the canine respiratory coronavirus, that dogs are known to contract.
A dog in China was reported to have contracted the virus from his ill owners, but the dog wasn't showing any clinical signs of having the disease. According to the World Organization for Animal Health, there's no evidence that dogs can spread the disease or that the disease can cause animals to fall ill, though further studies are being done.