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Just found this on CBS NEWS First dog to test positive for coronavirus

They believe it was human to animal transmission. I think all of the family except for one person tested positive for coronavirus before the dog got it. There were 2 dogs and a cat in the family, and the other dog and cat did not test positive. 

Stay tuned in, this only came out a couple of hours ago, and so far the pup is doing ok.

If we get sick, we just need to be careful with our pets as we would our family members. No eating off plates, proper hygiene, etc. I think about all the times Bo has pre cleaned my plate before I put it in the dishwasher smiley5

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Thanks Jackie! I really appreciate the update!

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Oh yikes! I’m glad the dog is doing well. Thanks for sharing.

Stay safe everyone!

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More details about the covid doggie.

I saw this story earlier today and was going to post it.  It seems to be about the same dog, but with a few more details.  The dog appears to be doing fine and only had a mild case (or maybe pets can only get mild cases?).  They also had a cat, but the cat tested negative. 

Hope everyone and their babies stay safe!

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Here is a post that was made by a friend of mine on FB.  She is a nurse and one that has studied Infectious diseases.

The BiG cats most likely have the Feline Corona. Not even r/t. “ Covid-19” as in a totally separate outbreak of the FELINE coronavirus at the zoo. It has nothing to do with Human Covid -19 but the media is going to hype it tie it together in one BIG bow to create panic when in reality they are TWO separate things!
A PCR based test is NOT “Covid-19/ Coronavirus “ specific .. you will get many false positives due to the PCR detecting the “Protein” that encapsulates a 🦠 virus.. which means all viruses it cannot distinguish “type specific”. Whether it be in humans or animals.. which is why are reported cases of COVID-19 are inaccurate!!
They are now also learning that false / positives are being seen with people previously vaccinated with the Seasonal Flue shot‼️… Why? aaaahhhh again because it’s detecting the protien of a virus

So this might explain a little bit of why the “positive”



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I’m not sure what to think of that information Michelle; I perform PCR testing, and it DOES distinguish between different strains of a virus. Our test cannot detect EVERY strain of every virus, but we do detect 3 – 4 different strains of influenza (sometimes it just can’t, however, and will just say “Influenza A” detected, without getting more specific). It can detect the difference between Parainfluenza 1, 2, 3, or 4. Currently we can detect a strain of Coronavirus – NOT Covid19 (yet anyway, that will be added to our respiratory virus panel probably by this fall).

However, I have no knowledge of animal strains of viruses related to the topics currently in the news. I only can speak of the things I see in my job. I sincerely hope this doesn’t lead to more panicking of crazed people which leads to bad news for the family pets.


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Thanks for sharing Paula. As a lab technician I’ve been thinking a lot about you and what you have been seeing there in the hospital. I appreciate and trust your perspective.

For anyone interested in learning about the dog who has been diagnosed (a Pug!) there is a live Western Vet Conference presentation tonight at 9 pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific on Facebook:

An infectious disease specialist, an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) board member, and two trusted…

Posted by Viticus Group – Animal Health on Wednesday, April 29, 2020


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