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By Diane Jessup
For The Sentinel 

Companion Animal: COVID-19 and local pet owners

 

March 25, 2020



A second dog in China has tested positive for the (human) form of coronavirus, COVID-19. The first dog, a 17-year-old Pomeranian, tested a weak positive on Feb. 27, after its owner became ill with the disease. The small dog never showed any symptoms of the virus, but it died March 16 after leaving quarantine. Veterinarians in China are convinced the dog died of natural causes due to its advanced age and the stress of the quarantine procedure.

On March 19 a two-year-old German shepherd tested positive for COVID 19; its owner was also confirmed to have the disease. A second pet dog in the home has consistently tested negative for the disease. The shepherd, too, showed no symptoms of the vir...



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