Can you get CORONAVIRUS from a dog?
At the beginning of March, in a laboratory in Hong Kong, the first case of the coronavirus-infected dog was confirmed: it was tested “weak positive” for COVID-19. However, it has still not exhibited any symptoms of infection. It is not clear wether the virus was transmitted from human. The dog is now under quarantine.
Should we fear the animals as a source of the coronavirus?
Scientists around the world claim that we should not. People are the main source of infection. No case has been documented where the disease was passed on from a pet to a human, so there is no need to isolate our animals. It is good, however, to protect them against spreading the virus to other people: it can linger, for example, on a dog’s hair.
How to protect the animals from the coronavirus?
To protect our animals, it is crucial to ensure their perfect hygiene and immunity as in the case of all infectious diseases. It is worth using a cleansing shampoo with active charcoal and the proper pH that cleanses the dog’s hair and absorbs toxins. Taking good care of hygiene and immunity helps to fight the virus in the early stage. It is good to wash our pets thoroughly. Do not let the potentially infected people touch the animal.
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