Dogs and Coronavirus

Just when we think the coronavirus is behind us, a new strain pops up. While doctors are scrambling to protect humans, what happens with our dogs? Can they catch Covid-19? A study suggests that they can. However, according to the CDC…

Based on the limited information available to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low. More studies are needed to understand if and how different animals could be affected by COVID-19.

Researchers suggest that if you have Covid-19 that you should keep away from your pets – and vice versa – in order to prevent further spreading of the virus. Look for tell-tale coronavirus symptoms your dog may be experiencing such as fever, coughing, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, lethargy, sneezing, discharge from the nose or eyes, vomiting, or diarrhea. Contact your local veterinarian if you suspect your dog has the virus.

Of course, the hope is that your pet is healthy. And speaking of which, we are taking extra precautions at our dog boarding facility to ensure no dog has been infected and that it stays that way! If you’re headed out of town, schedule your dog’s stay with us at

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