In late 2/2020, the W.H.O. declared that the coronavirus is a global pandemic. Since this was announced we have received countless emails asking what we thought about their Cane Corso getting the coronavirus. If you do some internet searching you will see some dogs online with masks and you may have seen some across social media, this has caused a bit of fear among pet owners.
Dogs can contract certain types of coronaviruses, such as the canine respiratory coronavirus, but this coronavirus, aka COVID-19, is believed to not be a health threat to dogs.
The World Health Organization mentioned recently….“There is no evidence that a dog, cat or any pet can transmit COVID-19″.
Two dogs in Hong Kong whose owners tested positive for coronavirus have tested positive for the virus in what health officials characterize as “likely to be a case of human-to-animal transmission.” Local government health officials mentioned that “there is currently no evidence that pet animals can be a source of infection of COVID-19 or that they become sick.”
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, petting a dog’s fur is a low risk. The AVMA’s Chief Veterinary Officer Gail Golab “We’re not overly concerned about people contracting COVID-19 through contact with dogs and cats.” And there’s science behind that: “The virus survives best on smooth surfaces, such as countertops and doorknobs,” Golab says. “Porous materials, such as pet fur, tend to absorb and trap pathogens, making it harder to contract them through touch.”
To this date the the CDC has not reported any cases of pets or other animals becoming infected with coronavirus in the USA or anywhere else in the world, including hotbeds like Italy. ”
Physical and mental exercise are extremely important for dogs and dog owners alike. Before taking a walk, check your local regulations. As long as the area where you reside remains safe enough to venture outside, dog owners feeling healthy and well should plan to continue walking their dogs daily, albeit with added safety measures. Observe any local ordinances concerning curfews, even if that means adjusting your dog walking schedule.
For now, healthy pet owners in the U.S. don’t need to do anything other than follow basic hygienic precautions such as washing their hands with soap and water before and after contact with any animal, including dogs and cats.
If you test positive for coronavirus or just want to feel better about boosting your Cane Corso’s immune system, you may want to invest in a good immune system supplement like NUVET PLUS, this is only available to a select few vets and breeders who care about our dogs health. You will not have to go to a public place and can have it shipped to your door.
Order this Cane Corso supplement.
I have a page dedicated to Cane Corso Supplements, for further reading. This immune system booster we have been giving to our dogs and pups for over 5 years now with great results. Better immune system means happier dog, less in Vet care.
To order the dog food I use
Another key is a good healthy dog food like Lifes Abundance to help boost your dogs immune system with no GMO wheat, soy or corn.
I have listed my favorite dog food choices for Cane Corso’s here.