A second pet dog in Hong Kong( HK) has repeatedly tested positive for the Covid-19 virus after its owner was tested positive for Covid-19. However, even the German shepherd was infected, but the dog showed no symptoms of the disease.
The German Shepherd living in the Pok Fu Lam area was sent for quarantine along with another mixed-breed dog from the same residence, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said in a statement.
“No positive results were obtained from the mixed-breed dog and neither dog has shown any symptoms of disease,” it said.
“The department will continue to closely monitor both dogs and conduct repeated tests on the animals.”
Mammalian pets should be put under quarantine in department facilities if a person or any of their family member becomes infected, it said, adding that there is no evidence that pet animals can be a source of Covid-19 for humans or that the virus can cause the disease in dogs.
The department reminded pet owners to use good hygiene practices, including washing hands before and after being around or handling animals, their food and supplies, and to avoid kissing them. Let’s be safe rather than be sorry!
Source : The Star