Please read the coronavirus blog from last week for basic information.
Last week we discussed the fact that a dog tested “weak positive” for coronavirus last month. The same dog has continued to test “weak positive” for the SARS-CoV-2 virus three separate times. Experts think that this dog does have a low level viral infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Experts speculate that this may indicate a human-to-animal infection and are not on record yet that this has definitely occurred.
A second dog is in quarantine and currently negative for the coronavirus. Neither dog is showing signs of COVID-19. Experts stress…
At this time, it is unclear if pets can become infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus. It is recommended to perform common sense practices such as washing your hands or using hand sanitizer. If you have COVID-19, limit contact with animals and avoid direct contact (i.e. kissing, hugging, sharing food). Even though it is thought that SARS-CoV-2 originated from bats, it is currently thought that animals cannot transmit SARS-CoV-2 to humans and animals cannot become infected with SARS-CoV-2.
For more information, visit the CDC website, World Health Organization website, World Organisation For Animal Health website or the American Association for Veterinary Medicine website.