Can you contract the coronavirus through your pet?
According to microbiologist Els Broens, we don’t have to worry about contracting the corona virus through pets. « The chances of getting infected by your dog or cat are very small. » Broens is a veterinary microbiologist at Utrecht University.
Worldwide, two dogs and two cats have been tested positive for the virus, but according to the microbiologist, it is difficult to draw conclusions from this. She says that an experimental study was recently conducted, in which dogs and cats, among others, received the virus. « This shows that dogs are not sensitive to the virus at all and therefore do not play any role in its spread. In the cats, virus propagation was seen, but it was so small that transmission is negligible compared to human-to-human spread. «