On March 13 ,The WHO coronavirus myth-buster page said there was no evidence that animals such as cats or dogs could be infected with the virus.
The WHO told that, “Currently, there is no evidence that pets such as cats and dogs have infected humans with Covid-19.”
The revised posture comes from an infected dog found in Hong Kong. The dog tested positive after staying with its owners who were sick with the virus. The dog showed no clinical signs of the disease, according to a report by the World Organization for Animal Health. There is no evidence that dogs can spread the disease or that the disease can cause an animal to get sick, the organization says, although other studies may bring new findings.
The organization advises owners of pets infected or likely to become infected with the coronavirus to avoid close contact with their pets and for another member of the household to care for the animals. If they must care for their pet, they must maintain good hygiene practices and wear a face mask if possible. You can find more information about pet health in the midst of the epidemic on their website. Shelley Rankin, a microbiologist at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, advises pet owners to include animals in their family’s grooming planning. She told Science that some animals could be quarantined in a hospital or at home.