The first dog died with a Coronavirus in the USA: German shepherd dog Buddy

at the end of may Buddy had been tested positive for Corona, as the first dog in the United States. Be holder of the Robert Mahoney had been previously infected

The first dog died with a Coronavirus in the USA: German shepherd dog Buddy

at the end of may Buddy had been tested positive for Corona, as the first dog in the United States. Be holder of the Robert Mahoney had been previously infected with the Virus and probably infected.

in The end it was Buddy so bad that its holders Robert and Allison Mahoney of Staten Island, had no other choice than him at 11. July lull.

the first dog with Coronavirus in the USA: German shepherd dog Buddy

The seven-year-old dog died, suffered from severe breathing problems and coughed up blood clot. Since Buddy had, however, a tumor disease of the lymphatic tissue, it is unclear whether his complaints can only be made on the Covid-19 returned.

"Buddy was the love of our life. He has filled us with so much joy. I can't get that simple in my head," said Allison Mahoney, "National Geographic".

coronavirus infections in domestic animals: How high the risk is?

animals respond very differently to the novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. So, cats and ferrets may be more susceptible to Corona, dogs less. The result of studies by the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Federal research Institute for animal health Federal state Ministry of economic Affairs.

so Far, only a few animals were in different countries tested a total of 15 cases are known. Among the infected animals, the tigers and lions in the US in addition to house cats.

The previous experiences do not provide evidence that Pets can transmit the Corona Virus to people.

In Germany: obligation to report in the case of Corona infections of domestic animals

Pets that tested positive for Covid-19, must be reported in Germany to the authorities. "Of course I would like to emphasise: It is for pet owners not to leave their animals in a test. This is only useful if the animal shows clinical symptoms,“ said Federal agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner. The message can be done in the veterinary authorities, health authorities or veterinarians.

  • to goats More information: mandatory reporting in the case of Corona infection in domestic animals

Also of interest: After a week of Training: dogs, almost 100 percent of the Corona were infections sniff out

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Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 07:26

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