Can Pets transmit COVID-19?

At this time, there is no evidence that pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus. However, it is always a good idea to wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets. This protects you against a variety of common bacteria such as E.coli and Salmonella that can pass from pets to humans. According to the World Health Organization, the subsequent predominant route of transmission is human-to-human.