Studies have shown that there is little susceptibility in dogs and some livestock, but higher risks in cats and ferrets.
While it has not been very common in pets, considering all the cases found in humans. We should continue to practice safety as we would with all family members. And always be aware of those who are handling your pet.
CDC (Center For Disease Control And Prevention) is aware of the two house cats
testing positive for the Covid-19 virus. One of which tested positive from a family where one of the family members had also tested positive for the virus. The other somehow picked it up from outside the home or from an outsider entering the home. There is still no evidence that pets can spread the virus to people. And considering all the cases, while it may be possible for your pet to become infected, is not that common. To be safe always be aware who is handling your pet. Practice good hygiene when it comes to handling your pets, by always washing your hands. If you become infected, do not handle or have any contact with your pet, have someone else care for your pet.
“Treat pets as you would other human family members – do not let pets interact with people or animals outside the household. If a person inside the household becomes sick, isolate that person from everyone else, including pets.” (CDC)
Any extra precautions would be to try to keep your cats indoors during this time.
As always, I welcome any of your thoughts. Continue to be safe, disinfect countertops and wash your hands.