I have read that there have been cases where animals (some tigers, also a dog) have been infected by Covid-19 through a human host. At the same time, I read that currently it is deemed unlikely that the virus can spread back from those animals to humans (in the same source). Regarding the infection of other animals like tigers there is also this question which has some sources.
That makes no sense for me, I would think outside of the body, a virus is the same independent of the source and so any species that can catch it should be able to spread it to any other species that can also catch it. Are there any reasons why this would not be the case, in general?