Although 3 dogs are known to test positive for Coronavirous or COVID-19 in China, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) state that it is highly unlikely that you and your dog will contaminate each other. with COVID-19. Dogs that tested positive in China were believed to have been exposed to very high concentrations of viral contaminants to their detectable level.
You may have noticed on your dog’s vaccination checklist that there is a strain of “coronavirus” included. Fortunately, this is specifically one type of canine coronavirus only. Unfortunately, that strain is not the same as COVID-19. COVID-19 has the possibility of other types of animal-human transmission.
Should my dog wear a mask?
No. Applying a mask to your dog can interfere with your dog’s breathing and cause more harm than good.
A dog will most likely not be comfortable wearing the mask and will continue to try to remove it.
And finally, the masks are designed for human faces, human nose and mouth measurements. If every time you examine the line of your dog’s mouth, you will see that it cuts deep along his cheeks. No human mask could cover that effectively.
There are medical masks made for dogs that wrap around their muzzle. However, it is not recommended for the same reasons. It is not comfortable, it can interfere with breathing and the dog will keep trying to eliminate it. Most importantly, your dog is unlikely to contract our COVID-19 strain.
How can I protect myself and my dog?
I am sure that many of you are doing a great job in these protection practices. Are they the same thing you’ve been hearing everywhere?
Wash your hands with soap and water for 20-30 seconds.
Clean high-traffic, high-contact surfaces frequently
Self-insulated, it’s okay to be around your dog
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth before washing your hands – these are the easiest areas for germs to get into you and make you sick!
COVID-19 generally has an incubation period of 2 days, which is rare, at 5-14 days, which is more average, this is the time when you are sick before symptoms begin.
Humans are highly contagious in this incubation phase, even before they have symptoms.
Humans remain contagious when they blow their noses and cough.
Research has also found that humans even eliminate the virus in their feces.
Yuliss has worked with sheltered dogs to facilitate their adaption into family homes. She has also owned a few different kinds of dogs at various times in her life. Experienced with dogs from puppyhood to senior stages she enjoys it all! She also has 4 human children, including one set of identical twins! Watching her dog grow with her children provided her with so much fueled insight for the general public. Find more of her articles and tips for dog care, dog health and human childhood development with dogs at home at http://www.best-family-dogs.com
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