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Can dogs get Covid?

Can dogs get Covid?

Understandably, dog owners may be concerned about COVID-19 and the effect it could have on their pets. So, can dogs get Covid?

Animals can catch the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and this is the virus that causes COVID-19. Not all animals can get it, but dogs are one species that can. Thankfully, it is rare, and dogs tend only to show mild clinical signs, recovering after a few days.

For more detailed information, read the government website here:


The British Veterinary Association have produced this advice:


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