First Dog to contract Coronavirus 🐶
Three months ago, the first coronavirus case of a 17-year-old Pomeranian surfaced. The dog is known to have passed away after being brought home following a negative test. The news had startled many pet owners as they assumed that pets could not contract coronavirus
from humans. Since then, the United States has also confirmed its first coronavirus case of a pug in North Carolina. The CDC has updated information regarding this matter and stated that “until we learn more about how this virus affects animals, treat pets as you would other human family members to protect them from a possible infection.” Limiting their interaction with others outside the home is recommended.
Seeking Professional Care👩🏻⚕️
From the dogs and cats that have contracted coronavirus, most of them didn’t show any symptoms. Others showed mild symptoms and were able to be recovered at home. If you think your pet may have coronavirus, do not take your pet to its veterinary clinic too hastily. Let your veterinarian know the symptoms your pet is having and let them prescribe medicine or other care accordingly.
How to take the Right Precautions⚠
Similar to humans, pets can also avoid getting the coronavirus with some simple steps.
Practice good hygiene
You should clean your pet’s toys and food bowls everyday
Wash your hands before and after you play with your pet
Bathe your pets more often than usual and limit the amount of times they go out
If going out, stay locally