Dogs are getting sick from the new dog cough outbreak that has hit the country, according to a recent report from USA Today.
The dog-to-human transmission of the canine coronavirus has prompted health officials in the U.S. and Canada to issue a nationwide alert for dogs and cats who may be exposed to the dog coronavivirus.
The alert was issued Monday and says dogs and cat owners should be on the lookout for symptoms of a potentially severe case of canine coronivirus and for possible exposure to infected dog feces or urine.
In addition, owners should take precautions against handling or caring for their dogs in their home, such as by putting their dogs under constant supervision, vaccinating their pets, and keeping their pets indoors when outdoors.
The U.K. and Australia have also issued an alert for owners and other caregivers to be on guard against the canine disease.
The coronaviruses are very similar to the human coronaviral virus.
They’re very contagious, but they’re very different.
They have very few side effects and it’s very difficult to transmit from one person to another.
People who have contact with infected dogs should seek medical attention immediately.
People should not touch or approach dogs or cats in public, even if they are sick.