COVID-19 virus infections have become widely distributed in the human population. In some rare circumstances, some animals have become infected through close contact with infected humans. Several dogs and cats have tested positive to COVID-19 virus following close contact with infected humans. Studies are underway to better understand the susceptibility of different animal species to the COVID-19 virus and to assess infection dynamics in susceptible animal species.
Information on COVID-19 and Animals in Canada can be found on the Government of Canada’s website
Please consult this website frequently as information will be updated as it becomes available.
(Latest CFIA information for consumers on food and animal health – COVID-19)