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Curious Kids: Can dogs catch COVID-19?

By Beth Daly, Associate Professor of Anthrozoology, University of Windsor
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Can Tulip (our dog) catch COVID-19? — Tiju, 7, Toronto

Just as humans can come into contact with germs and not always get sick, so can dogs. Even if dogs do get infected, COVID-19 affects them differently than humans because dogs don’t seem to get very sick. So, Tiju, you really don’t have to worry about Tulip catching COVID-19.

COVID-19 is a disease caused by a virus called SARS-CoV2.…

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