coronavirus in dogs

Dogs And Coronavirus – An Update (May 20, 2020)

Dogs And Coronavirus – An Update (May 20, 2020)

In an earlier post, we detailed the findings that dogs could indeed catch coronavirus from humans but were not thought to be able to pass it on to people. We also emphasized that  some dog owners erroneously believe their dog has already been vaccinated against the corona virus because their immunization records say so.  This is because coronaviruses cause a variety of illnesses in animals, including dogs. This particular coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is a new virus which is literally only a few months old. There is no vaccine available for humans or dogs and the dogs in question, even though they…
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But I Thought My Dog Had Already Been Vaccinated For Coronavirus – What You Must Know

But I Thought My Dog Had Already Been Vaccinated For Coronavirus – What You Must Know

Due to the overwhelming amount of information circulating out there on the new coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, many dog owners are confused. Some have even looked at their dogs veterinary immunization records and see that their canine companion has already received a coronavirus vaccine so they believe their dog is protected. First of all, the coronavirus that is currently sweeping the globe is a new virus and has only been in existence for a few months. The formal name of the virus is SARS-Co-2 and the disease it causes is called COVID-19. There is no vaccine currently…
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Dogs Can Test Positive For Coronavirus But Can’t Pass It On To Humans

Dogs Can Test Positive For Coronavirus But Can’t Pass It On To Humans

According to Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, your dog (or cat) cannot pass the coronavirus on to humans, although they can apparently test positive for a low level of the virus if they get it from their owner. This was after a dog came back with a weak positive test for the virus after swabs were taken from the canine’s nose and mouth. This does NOT mean the dog that tested positive for the coronavirus actually had the disease. Here is a direct quote from the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: "This canine patient…
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Coronavirus: Could Your Dog Be At Risk?

Coronavirus: Could Your Dog Be At Risk?

As the coronavirus continues to march around the globe, many dog owners are wondering if their canine companions could be at risk.   WoofPost.com received a press release from Texas A&M University Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences (CVM) addressing this issue and we are sharing information from it here to help answer your questions.  The family of coronaviruses are commonly known to cause mild infections in both dogs and cats, and also contributes to Infectious Tracheobronchitis Complex (ITB), also known as kennel cough.  Dr. Deb Zoran, a professor at CVM, states “the coronaviruses that infect animals do not infect humans unless the…
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