Coronavirus and Your Dog

Recently, one of the more common questions the veterinary community receives about canine health is how the current coronavirus causing COVID-19 impacts dogs and their owners. With such a new strain of the common coronavirus there are many unknowns about how it impacts human population because there just hasn’t been enough time to perform thorough scientific studies. Another unknown is what impact, if any, this strain will have on canine populations around the world. There are many known strains of coronavirus which affect different species. The canine coronavirus is specific to dogs and CANNOT be transmitted to humans. The odds are good that the COVID-19 virus will not be transmitted to dogs and affect their health.

As a precaution, each dog owner should be aware of the signs and symptoms of canine coronavirus to know what to look for. Dr. Ernest Ward shares some great information about the canine coronavirus:
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