Prevention they said, is better than cure. As the deadly coronavirus outbreak continues to ravage the country, pet owners in China decided to protect their pet with makeshift masks.
China’s National Health Commission said the coronavirus could affect cats and dogs, The Sun report
According to the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, “Coronaviruses occur in virtually every species of animal, including humans, and are commonly associated with unapparent or transient intestinal and respiratory infections. They tend to be very species-specific and cross-species transmission is uncommon,” the school said on its website earlier this month.
The same appears to be true for dogs. Even though canines can contract certain coronaviruses, according to the American Kennel Association “at present, there is no evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus,” the World Health Organization (WHO) recently said.