Can dogs get the Coronavirus?

It’s the middle of 2020 and the COVID-19 has made headlines all over the world. Leaving everyone amazed by how catastrophic our 2020s have started, we all have many doubts about this new virus and today we will talk a little bit about the coronavirus and our beloved pets. Let’s find out if research has been done to pin-point if there is Covid in dogs?

We all are going through tough times, and here is some latest information regarding this pandemic case.  Let’s find out the differences between Human Coronavirus vs Corona in dogs.

What is the Human Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Coronaviruses are part of a family of viruses known to cause illnesses ranging from simple colds to more aggressive infections, such as Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Can my dog get the Human Coronavirus?

Fortunately, there is no evidence that 2019-nCoV can be transmitted between people and dogs, cats or other pets. Of the many concerns that a new virus can raise, this one, you can put aside.

Am I at risk of contracting the Coronavirus?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that only people who have been in contact with people affected by the virus are at risk. If this is the case and you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, contact your doctor immediately.

How dangerous is the Human Coronavirus?

To date, the 2019-nCoV death rate is contained: for the time being, about 3%.

To put things in perspective, the death rate for severe seasonal flu cases is 5-10%.

Which are the symptoms in humans?

– Fever

– Cough

– Breathing difficulties

According to a new study published in China, the incubation period of the virus is 5.2 days.  However, the absence period for determining whether the virus has occurred is 14 days.

Can a human transmit the Coronavirus to a dog and can a dog transmit it to a human?

There are no documented cases of Corona in dogs, or having contracted or transmitted 2019-nCov.

Can a dog contract the Coronavirus?

As far as scientists know, dogs cannot contract the human coronavirus.

Covid in dogs affects a specific part of its body. It is a virus that acts very quickly, but which are its symptoms? How is it infected? Is there danger to humans?

The coronavirus in dogs has been studied for over two decades. Research shows that many animals are vulnerable to coronaviruses, a large family of resistant and tentacular pathogens. Birds can be infected with avian coronavirus, pigs with coronavirus in pigs, cows with cattle, and horses with horses.

Our beloved pets, you will have understood, contract the canine coronavirus (CCoV). It is a disease responsible for mild infections limited to the enteric tract.

Today we try to shed some light on the dog coronavirus, considering that it is a known family of viruses of which, only recently, a new strain has been discovered that is responsible for major respiratory diseases in humans.

The Coronavirus in the dog: let’s take stock of it

In the 2006 article “Canine Coronavirus Highly Pathogenic for Dogs“, several researchers shed light on this particular virus that affects dogs.

Three types of Coronavirus have been identified in our four-legged friends, two of which have an evolution related to the Coronavirus of the cat.

Canine Coronavirus infection causes a contagious intestinal disease that can affect both wild and domestic specimens. This virus replicates within the intestine and is limited to the upper two-thirds of the small intestine and the local lymph nodes.

Such infection is generally considered to be relatively mild, with sporadic or even asymptomatic symptoms. But if a CCoV infection occurs at the same time as a canine parvovirus infection, or an infection caused by other intestinal pathogens, the consequences can also be very serious.