A tiny doggo, who is treated like a princess by its owner, has tested positive for the human coronavirus. She is the first dog to contract the disease in Canada.
– A doggo tested positive in Canada for coronavirus.
– This dog is the first official case in Canada.
– The dog got the virus from its owner.
The doggo, named Maci, is only five kilograms and is a four-year-old poodle and bichon mix. The dog tested positive after it underwent tests by the researchers from the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College. Accordingly, the dog’s owner tested positive for coronavirus along with three other people in their home. They believe that although Maci is the first to be officially announced as positive for coronavirus, more dogs might have already tested positive but were not swabbed through a research program.
The other doggo of the family, Theo, also tested border-line positive but only at a lower level. The doggos and the family are doing better now.
The health officials in the area said that dogs can be infected with the human coronavirus but they seem to get over it quickly and do not get sick as much as humans do.
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