Health officials have identified a dog in Ontario’s Niagara region with COVID-19, making it the first confirmed canine case in Canada, The Toronto Star Reports.
Researchers involved in the study say there is no need for pet owners to worry.
The dog resides in a household of six, and four have tested positive for COVID-19. The canine showed no symptoms and had a “low viral load,” the Star reports, suggesting dogs are unlikely to fall seriously ill or pass the virus on.
In an interview with the Star, Scott Weese, a