Experts agree: that's almost definitely not the case.
Coronaviruses can live on surfaces and objects -- meaning the virus could be present on the surface of a dog or cat, even if the dog or cat hasn't actually contracted the virus
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"Present evidence suggests that dogs are no more of a risk of spreading (coronavirus) than inanimate objects such as door handles," wrote Sheila McClelland, the founder of Hong Kong-based Lifelong Animal Protection Charity, in a letter to city authorities shared with CNN.
So don't quarantine your pets, stick face masks on them, or abandon them -- just stick to the basics of good hygiene.