Tag: COVID19

First dog in the U.S. dies from COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know about pets and coronavirus spread

Buddy, a German shepherd from Staten Island, N.Y. is the first American dog to die after contracting the coronavirus, months after he was first diagnosed.

According to the American Humane Society, the dog contracted the virus after living in a household with family members who tested positive for COVID-19.

Buddy, who was euthanized on July 11, became symptomatic in April with lethargy, weight loss and breathing troubles, according to National Geographic. Owners Robert (who tested positive for COVID-19) and Allison Mahoney took him to different veterinarians who diagnosed the 7-year-old dog with COVID-19 on May 15. “You tell people

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Can Your Pets Contract COVID-19? Financial Implications

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported cases of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, in pet cats and dogs around the United States. There are reports of large cats testing positive for COVID after showing signs of respiratory illness. The CDC is conducting active surveillance of COVID-positive pets alongside the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and state public health agencies.

(Here’s the list of all confirmed animal SARS-CoV-2 infections, maintained by the USDA.)

And now, a sliver of good news: It does not appear as though humans can catch COVID from animals. This does nothing to protect our

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Can I give my dog or cat COVID-19? The CDC has tips on keeping your pets safe

As people spend more time indoors with other family members, the concern about passing the coronavirus to a loved one is one of our daily stressors. As cases soar in Florida, and Miami-Dade is closing restaurants to in-person dining except for outdoor seating, more people are expected to stay at home, increasing the risk of transmitting the virus..

And what if one of your loved ones is a dog or a cat?

Can our pets get COVID-19 from its human?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the answer is yes.

“A small number of pets worldwide —

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After COVID-19, China moves to kick its exotic meat habit

Ou Yang is having a hard time finding snake to eat.

“A very famous restaurant specialized in cooking snakes in my city already stopped providing such dishes,” Ou told NBC News from Foshan, in southern China, where snake has long been regarded as a delicacy. “They are all banned now.”

As the world struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic, China is clamping down on the sale of wildlife for human consumption amid concerns about another outbreak of a zoonotic disease. What began as a temporary ban to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 is making legislative leaps to a broader ban

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The Pets Left Behind by COVID-19

Feraz Mohammed, with Animal Care Centers of NYC, pets a dog he is picking up from the apartment of a resident who is hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms, in New York, May 15, 2020. (Desiree Rios/The New York Times)
Feraz Mohammed, with Animal Care Centers of NYC, pets a dog he is picking up from the apartment of a resident who is hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms, in New York, May 15, 2020. (Desiree Rios/The New York Times)

NEW YORK — As a trained disaster responder, Dr. Robin Brennen was well versed in proper safety procedures when she entered a coronavirus patient’s apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in late March. She pulled on protective plastic bootees, a face mask and an eye shield.

Then, with a gloved hand, she picked up the rest of her equipment: a 5-pound bag

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