According to National Geographic, the first dog to test positive for coronovirus in the United States, 7-year-old German Shepherd Buddy from Staten Island, New York, was born on July 11 after three months of illness.
It is unclear whether Boddy died from a complication of coronovirus that he caught from his boss Robert Mahoney – who tested positive this spring – or if he died of lymphoma.
Two veterinarians who were not part of her treatment, but who reviewed Buddy’s medical records for National Geographic, told the publication that the dog probably had cancer.
The virus rent: The dog became ill in April and Mahoney suspected he had the virus, but it wasn’t until mid-May that the family finally found a vet who would test him and who confirmed that Buddy was infected.
“You tell people that your dog was positive, and they look up to you [as if you have] Ten chief, ”the owner and wife of Robert Mahoney, Allison told the magazine.
As of June 2, the US Department of Agriculture confirmed that Buddy was the first dog to test positive for coronovirus in the US.
Some references: According to the USDA, fewer than 25 dogs and cats are confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus in the US.
No mandatory testing is required for animals living in homes with Kovid-19 positives, so it is unknown how many pets can be infected in the US and whether people with underlying health conditions similar to humans are at high risk Can occur.
The American Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides guidance for the care of a pet with Kovid-19, but does not include information about veterinarians’ testing or information collection, as there is still no concrete data How the virus affects pets.