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Are you worried about your dog getting a Coronavirus? Have you seen someone in your neighborhood getting the Coronavirus and you think they may transmit this deadly virus to your dog?
Well, you must be worried because taking good care of your dog is your duty.
And yes, your dog can get Coronavirus. Not only the dogs, but many other pets such as cats, horses, and birds can also get Coronavirus.
But there is a piece of good news for you. Their Coronavirus is different than the humans’ one and it won’t affect your dogs at all.
Well, there are several questions about Coronavirus as it has become viral for the last 2 weeks. So, in this post, we have covered all the necessary questions and their answers so all the dog parents out there have a clear idea about it.
Let’s explore all the important questions and their answers about the Coronavirus below.
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What is Coronavirus?
Answer: Coronavirus is not a single virus but a family of viruses that contain strains responsible for many deadly diseases in humans, birds, and most of the animals. BTW, there are over 200 types of Coronaviruses and not all of them are deadly.
Are all the Coronaviruses can cause death?
Answer: No, not all of them but some rare strains such as Wuhan Coronavirus, SARS, and MERS can cause deaths, that too in humans, not in dogs.
Can my dog get a Coronavirus?
Answer: Yes, your dog can get Coronavirus but not the one that is affecting humans nowadays, i.e., Wuhan Coronavirus.
Can my dog transmit the Coronavirus to me?
Answer: No, your dog can’t give Coronavirus to you because the dog’s Coronavirus won’t affect any human.
Can other animals or pets get the Coronavirus?
Answer: Yes, horses, cats, cows, pigs, and most of the birds can also get Coronavirus but all of them are different than each other.
Which type of Coronavirus can my dog get?
Answer: Your dog can get Canine Coronavirus Disease, as well as, a respiratory form of Coronavirus.
Can these types of Coronaviruses kill my dog?
Answer: No. Canine Coronavirus Disease can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and intestinal distress while the respiratory form of Coronavirus can cause sneeze and coughs. But if you witness any of these symptoms in your dog, you must get your dog checked by the vet.
How a dog can get Coronavirus?
Answer: If your dog eats poop, you should be worried about it because it spreads through feces.
What should I do if my dog gets any of these Coronaviruses?
Answer: See your vet. Do not waste time asking people on social media or other forums.
Can my dog or cat get Coronavirus from a human who is positive to Coronavirus?
Answer: No, you do not need to worry about that because none of the animals can get Coronavirus from humans.
Can I or my dog get Coronavirus through the mail from China or any of the affected areas?
Answer: No, neither mails nor pets transmit the Coronavirus.
Wrapping it up:
So, these were the 11 most common but the most important questions about the probability of your dog getting the Coronavirus. You must have an idea now that your dogs are safe in the current wave of Coronavirus. Still, if you witness any minor symptoms of the Canine Corona Virus or the respiratory form of Coronavirus, try to visit the vet as soon as possible because it is always better to seek the advice of your vet.
Got any other important question? Just ask us through the comment form below and we’ll be more than happy to answer.
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