News about a "weak positive" test in a Hong Kong dog raised questions about whether pets can be infected by the novel coronavirus, but there is no evidence at this time that pet owners need to worry, veterinary microbiologist Shelley Rankin says. She urges infected people to avoid contact with pets and says all people should be including their animals in any preparedness plans by ensuring there is enough food and other important items on hand.
More questions than answers on pets and coronavirus
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