Can dogs contract the coronavirus? What to know about your pets during an outbreak

Can dogs contract the coronavirus? What to know about your pets during an outbreak

Are pets at risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus?After adog in Hong Kong tested a “weak positive” for the virus, questions have been raised over how pet owners can best proceed during an outbreak.Still, theCenters for Disease Control and Preventionand World Health Organization say there isno evidence that pets can spread the virus.What about the dog in Hong Kong?Officials in Hong Kong have urged dog owners not to kiss their pets, the Guardian reports.The dog that tested positive is a Pomeranian whose owner has the coronavirus disease, or COVID-19. Information is preliminary, but it i...

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