DURHAM, N.C. -- A pet dog tested positive for COVID-19 in North Carolina, in what researchers say is the first known novel coronavirus case in a canine. "To our knowledge, this is the first instance in which the virus has been detected in a dog. Little additional information is known at this time as we work to learn more about the exposure," MESSI principal investigator Dr. Chris Woods said in a statement. Dr. Heather McLean is a Duke Health pediatrician. Her husband is an ER doctor. They, as well as their human son, all tested positive for the virus. McLean said her family experienced very mild symptoms. She said the same was true of Winston, the family's pug. Winston lost his appetite for a day, but other than that, he appeared healthy. The McLeans have two dogs and one cat. Winston is the only pet that tested positive for COVID-19. As part of the study, the family will continue to be tested. McLean said her family thought it was important to do what they could to help researchers better understand this new virus. COVID-19 has been found in big cats and other felines. There have been reports of COVID-19 in dogs in other parts of the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "CDC is aware of a small number of pets, including dogs and cats, reported to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19."
If you have dogs and do not want to see them get this virus and potentially pass it to you, I suggest a holistic approach to your pets health. We carry several products that will protect you and your pet from the COVID-19 virus and anything else coming our way in the future. Superbugs have been created due to the use/overuse of antibiotics. The bugs are able to overcome the man made antibiotic and we still have nothing that will combat a virus. The answer is herbal supplementation and essential oils.
Bacteria, virus, fungus, microbials, you name it......is unable to overcome nature because nature keeps itself in check.
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Olive Leaf is natures anti-everything.....I give this to my dogs several times a week. It stays in their system and boosts their immune system as well as deconstructing virus and bacteria!
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