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Tag: pets

  • Thursday, April 23rd 2020 - 08:34 UTC

    Two New York pet cats test positive for COVID-19; no evidence of animal-human contagion

    The cats, from separate areas of New York state, had mild respiratory illness and are expected to make a full recovery.

    Two cats in New York have become the first pets in the United States to test positive for the new coronavirus but there is no evidence pets can spread the virus to humans, according to US health authorities.

  • Wednesday, March 18th 2020 - 07:25 UTC

    Why you need not worry about pets spreading Covid-19

    The first coronavirus to be reported in dogs was back in 1974. More recently in 2003, a novel canine coronovirus causing respiratory disease was identified in dogs in an animal shelter in the UK

    By Sarah L. Caddy (*) – A Pomeranian dog in Hong Kong grabbed the international media's attention this week after scientists found traces of coronavirus in the canine. Following confirmation that the dog’s owner was positive for the virus causing COVID-19, the dog was taken from Hong Kong Island to a nearby animal quarantine facility. Subsequent tests performed on swabs collected from the dog’s nose and throat unexpectedly revealed coronavirus.

  • Thursday, October 18th 2018 - 08:30 UTC

    Tasmania “fairy” penguins mauled to death by dogs

    According to a local wildlife expert, the birds attacked earlier this week were returning to their nests for the start of breeding season

    Australian Wildlife officials are investigating a suspected dog attack in Tasmania, after 58 penguins were found mauled to death. A member of the public alerted rangers to the dozens of penguin bodies strewn across a beach on the north coast of Australia's island state.