A month ago, the media reported on the quarantining of a pet dog in Hong Kong that had tested a “weak positive” for coronavirus after its owner contracted it.
The dog was put under quarantine for two weeks, but unfortunately, passed away shortly after being returned to its owner.
Many were under the impression that the dog died as a result of COVID-19, which is simply untrue.
TV Vet Dr. Chris Brown joined Jonesy & Amanda this morning to discuss the case, and to shut down rumours that dogs can contract the virus and subsequently pass it on.
“Dogs can’t get it,” Brown started before delving deep into the abovementioned case.
“They swabbed a dog that belonged to somebody who tested positive to coronavirus and they found a virus in the dog’s nose,” he explained.
“Yes, the dog passed away but the dog was a 17-year-old Pomeranian, and once it tested positive, it got sent away for tests in various labs, so when it returned to its owner, it was shook up by things”.