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:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-people-with-animals

The British Veterinary Association have produced this advice:

https://www.bva.co.uk/coronavirus/coronavirus-advice-for-animal-owners/

With an Agria Pet Insurance policy, you can access the free Pet Health Helpline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The veterinary-trained team will advise on any concerns or queries that you may have over your pet’s health – much like the NHS 111 service for people. Call free on 03333 32 19 47.