For example, are pregnant dogs and their puppies in danger of contracting the virus after being bitten by an infected mosquito? Or can dogs be carriers of Zika and pass it on to their owners?
(I don't know about you, but these are the pressing questions that keep me up at night.) Thankfully, pet owners may have a reason to breathe easy.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there has been no evidence suggesting that household animals such as cats and dogs can catch and spread the Zika virus to their owners. This means your pets are likely safe to roam freely outdoors this summer without too much concern - unless you happen to have a monkey or ape (which you probably shouldn't in the first place).