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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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