Two New York cats become first US pets to test positive for Covid-19

The cats, from separate areas of New York state, had mild respiratory illness and are expected to make a full recovery. It is believed that they contracted the virus from people in their households or neighbourhoods, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

"Animals, pets, can get infected. There's no evidence that the virus is transmitted from the pet to a human," Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said at the daily coronavirus briefing.

The pets causing their famous owners problems

Taylor posts photos on Instagram of her Scottish fold cats Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey, which are famous for their small floppy ears.

Their features make them cute but the British Veterinary Association has warned that breeding should stop over health fears.

But what other celebrity pets are causing controversy for their owners?

Johnny Depp

The actor's dogs caused major drama with the Australian government while Johnny was filming in Australia.

Social media goes to the dogs (and cats)

Drones may soon be delivering packages, cars are driving themselves and dogs are posting on Instagram.

That's right, pets have taken to social media to connect and share their cuteness with the world. For the record, it's not really the pets that are running these accounts; it's their owners.

Pet owners are creating Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts for their furry friends in a trend that was boosted by celebrities.