Can your pet dog get Covid19 coronavirus from other dogs or from humans?
We are going through a Covid19 epidemic. There is no information. There is no evidence. It may! It may not! Be extremely careful while handling your dog. Exercise hygiene. And if your dog is sick, consult a vet immediately.
Do not feed anything raw. Cook all foods. And let them keep a safe distance from other dogs and humans.
Coronavirus vaccines are administered to many animals, pets and dogs since a long time. Your dogs might be vaccinated for coronavirus – and this might confuse you – Is there a coronavirus vaccine already?
There is a Canine Coronavirus vaccine and your dog must have already been vaccinated as a puppy. However, the Covid19 is different and there is no vaccine yet for Covid19.
Photo: Canine Coronavirus Vaccine
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people, and others, such as canine and feline coronaviruses, only infect animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses that infect animals have emerged to infect people and can spread between people. This is suspected to have occurred for the virus that causes COVID-19. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) are two other examples of coronaviruses that originated from animals and then spread to people.
Can you get covid19 coronavirus from your pet dog?
You will learn from many resources – There is no evidence that suggests you can get covid19 from your dog or other pets or animals. However, there is no evidence you cant either! Prevention is better than cure. It is better to be safe than sorry.
Staying away from your pet for a few days wont harm you! Live and let live. Buy a mask for them, just in case.. people may call you stupid, but even if a mask is not useful, it definately wont hurt!
Some more info. on Coronavirus, Covid19, Covid19 and pets/dogs/animals. Information which can be useful for pet owners:
Health officials across the U.S. and all over the world are on high alert due to COVID-19 coronavirus, a disease that causes flu-like symptoms in people, including mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Veterinary professionals are receiving questions from their clients and their teams, and K9RL is pleased to be able to provide credible information and resources to assist with responses to those questions. To ensure the resources we provide you are as accurate and up-to-date as possible in this continuously evolving environment.
Here’s some key information about COVID-19 coronavirus:
- The betacoronavirus that causes COVID-19 is SARS-CoV-2 (formerly 2019-nCoV).
- Person-to-person spread has been reported in numerous countries, including the United States. Some popular international destinations, including the United States, also appear to have community spread.
- Transmission seems to occur when there is contact with an infected person’s bodily secretions, such as saliva or mucus droplets in a cough or sneeze.
- There are currently no antiviral drugs recommended or licensed by FDA to treat COVID-19, and there is no immunization available.
- For most people in the United States, the immediate risk of being exposed to SARS-CoV-2 is believed to be low, but the CDC considers the virus a very serious public health threat.
- The best way to avoid becoming ill is to avoid exposure to the virus. Taking typical preventive actions is key.
- Infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic human and animal health organizations agree there is no evidence at this point to indicate that pets become ill with COVID-19 or that they spread it to other animals, including people.
- Out of an abundance of caution, it is recommended that those ill with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus. Have another member of your household take care of walking, feeding, and playing with your pet. If you have a service animal or you must care for your pet, then wear a facemask; don’t share food, kiss, or hug them; and wash your hands before and after any contact with them.
- As always, careful handwashing and other infection control practices can greatly reduce the chance of spreading any disease. The National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians’ (NASPHV) compendium of standard precautions is a good reference for appropriate infection control in veterinary practices.
COVID-19 origin and spread
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has health officials all over the world on high alert after first being detected in China and now spreading to more than 100 locations internationally, including the United States. Helpful information providing a real-time look at case counts globally is available from the John Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering.
The betacoronavirus that causes COVID-19 is SARS-CoV-2. Like MERS-CoV (the cause of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and SARS-CoV (the cause of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), SARS-CoV-2 appears to have its origin in bats. Sequenced virus obtained from US patients is similar to that found in China originally, which suggests a single, recent emergence of this virus from an animal reservoir. Patients at the initial epicenter of the outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China had a link to a large seafood and live animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. Person-to-person spread within Wuhan was next reported, followed by person-to-person spread outside of Hubei Province and in countries outside of China, including the U.S. Some popular international destinations, including the United States, now appear to have community spread.