Another poor pooch has examined constructive for coronavirus … this time it is a 2-year-old German shepherd owned by a 30-year-old human additionally contaminated with COVID-19.
The second canine possible contracted the virus from its proprietor in the Pok Fu Lam-area of Hong Kong, and never the opposite manner round … based on consultants.
In truth, each the Paris-based World Organization for Animal Health and the CDC have acknowledged there is no proof home pets like cats and canines can unfold the virus … and other people shouldn’t abandon their animals out of concern.
The German shepherd has been quarantined together with one other mixed-breed canine from the identical residence. According to the the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department … the opposite pooch has not examined constructive and neither canine has proven any signs of coronavirus, in order that’s excellent news.
The AFCD will proceed monitoring the canines.
The second constructive take a look at comes simply days after the primary identified canine to check constructive — a 17-year-old pomeranian — died in Hong Kong after coming back from quarantine. The canine has examined weak constructive and was outdated, so animal welfare consultants have stated it might have died from stress or pure causes … and never from COVID-19.
We broke the story … the present pandemic just isn’t essentially preserving folks from including pets to their household — in truth, youngsters out of faculty and the aged are seeking them out much more.