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Patty_Melt's avatar

Covid 19 started in animals. Can our pets get it from us?

Asked by Patty_Melt (15235points) 2 weeks ago

I haven’t seen any news coverage about danger to animals.

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LadyMarissa's avatar

I have read during all this that NO they don’t catch it from us & they also don’t give it to us!!! Still there are thousands of abandoned pets in China that are starving or dying due to being left behind to die by their owners.

Patty_Melt's avatar

It started in animals. Nobody was worried until it made the first transfer to humans. Where do you get your news? I have seen no mention at all about whether pets can get it.

SergeantQueen's avatar

^^It could also be that, because it started in came from bats, our household pets such as dogs and cats may not be able to.
I hear conflicting reports on whether or not the CDC is reliable, I consider it to be, so here it is straight from the CDC
“CDC has not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19. Further studies are needed to understand if and how different animals could be affected by COVID-19.”

Edit: I think the CDC is reliable, but many people seem to think they are perpetuating fear and all that. I don’t get it

seawulf575's avatar

I read one article about a dog that tested “weak positive” for the virus, but it looks like that dog turned out to be just fine. Everything else I have read says that pets can get certain coronaviruses, but not this one. Not sure what the difference is though.

Dutchess_III's avatar

The CDC is reliable.

ucme's avatar

We just got our new pup Oscar, he’s 8wks old…that’s him over there <<<<
Our vet has assured us he, like all dogs, is entirely safe from this stinking virus.
I’m happy to go with his judgement.

LadyMarissa's avatar

I’ve been reading so freakin much about this virus, there is NO way I can remember exactly where I saw it. I do remember it was a Fact vs Fiction article & it was close to what @SergeantQueen quoted. I have seen several articles claiming that our dogs & cats are no threat to us. The ONLY place I’ve seen that the virus came from an animal is here on Fluther so I haven’t verified the validity of that claim. I have some doubts about the CDC but also feel that maybe they can be trusted as most of what they said has come to pass!!! At the same time, I wouldn’t be shocked to learn that they have been lying through their teeth.

Patty_Melt's avatar

@ucme, aaaaaaack!
I want to nose boop him! He is soooo cute!!!!!

are we rationing punctuation until the virus is over?

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ucme's avatar

@Patty_Melt I’m sure he’d let you too :)

LadyMarissa's avatar

@ucme Oscar is almost as cute as you are. He look like he has your personality so he’s going to be a lady killer!!!

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Dutchess_III's avatar

@Patty_Melt, the answer to your question is, “No.”

I saw a documentary about China’s open air market. They have cages of live animals stacked 3 or 4 high. The animals in the bottom cages end up dripping with excrement of the animals above them, including urine, feces, pus, whatever.

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si3tech's avatar

They are saying yes.

anniereborn's avatar

@si3tech Who are “they” ?

Patty_Melt's avatar

Yes, please site a source.

Darth_Algar's avatar

@si3tech

Without a proper attribution to a legit source like the CDC or WHO this is particularly fucking irresponsible and will get a lot of pet animals hurt or abandoned.

Patty_Melt's avatar

How would it get pets hurt or abandoned?

Darth_Algar's avatar

You seriously don’t see how? Good lord…

Patty_Melt's avatar

Are you trying to make an assertion that people might harm their pets because they don’t want to pass illness to their pets?
Or are you reading my question ass backwards like other jellies?

Let me try to clear up what I already stated above…
THIS QUESTION IS NOT ABOUT BEING AFRAID OF OUR PETS. MY QUESTION IS, ARE SICK PEOPLE A THREAT TO THEIR PETS? CAN FIDO AND BOOTSIE CATCH THE VIRUS FROM THEIR HUMANS? Damn people are being dense.

seawulf575's avatar

@Patty_Melt So you are asking if we should be afraid of our pets giving us the virus?

Just kidding…don’t throw your keyboard at me!

Patty_Melt's avatar

Damn near did.

Darth_Algar's avatar

@Patty_Melt

If we can give it to our pets then our pets can give it to us. With that in mind there’s going to be a lot of panicky folks out there who take their pets out somewhere and simply abandon them. They’re not going to be worried about giving it to Fido, they’re going to worried about getting it from Fido.

Spreading misinformation is, at best, unhelpful and at worst actively harmful.

dabbler's avatar

There were dogs in quarantine in HongKong for a couple weeks until the World Health Organization confirmed that canines do not get or carry the novel coronavirus and the dogs were released. That’s right, WHO let the dogs out.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I insist everyone GA @dabbler

Patty_Melt's avatar

Lions and tigers at Bronx zoo caught it. Cats can get it from humans. This was exactly what I feared.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, the lions and tigers at the zoo were exposed to a lot of people.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Just big cat staffers.
Visitors aren’t close enough to do any harm. Anyway, it only takes one.
My point is, people who have cats can make their pets sick.

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