Dogs increase COVID-19 infection?

November 20th, 2020 at 9:33 am EDT
Hello Friend,

A cheery Friday to you and all of your family members.. 2 legged...4 legged and all the rest :-)

This COVID thing appears to not be going away any time soon.. but it will...

In the interim many people are spending more time with their dogs/cats...although this means it is now more difficult/costly than ever to see a veterinarian

Probably a good idea to prevent them from getting sick in the first place

A good option ( at least in my opinion) is this fancy pants supplement, Dr Jones' Ultimate Canine ADVANCED Health Formula

Filled with LOTS of good stuff such as antioxidants, extra Essential Fatty Acids...increased Probiotics...Increased one of my favorite nutrients of all time.. 95% curcumin

It really could help your dog

It's available here:

Study suggests living with dogs ‘strong risk factor for COVID-19 infection’

Source: Boston25 news

Could regularly walking the dog increase your risk of getting COVID-19?

A new study conducted by the University of Granada in Spain says yes.

The findings, published in the Environmental Research Journal, state that those who walk their pooches are 78 percent more likely to contract COVID-19.

The study, which surveyed more than 2,000 people, concluded that more research is needed to determine whether dogs play a direct role in spreading the virus, or if it was the result of dog owners socializing.

“I guess there’s a little more congregation with other people who have dogs,” said dog owner Glen Donovan. “If you’re being responsible, it shouldn’t be an issue.”

Boston 25 News spoke with dog owners in the Boston area about the findings. Many were skeptical.

“It really doesn’t concern me at all,” said dog owner John Adair. “It’s obviously important to do what you can to a certain extent, but you’ve got to live your life too.”

Almost all of the dog owners Boston 25 News spoke with said their number one reason for leaving the house during the pandemic has been to walk the dog.

They pointed out that living in small spaces without any yards in the city doesn’t leave much of a choice.

Many of those interviewed also questioned how their dogs would get outside if they were forced to quarantine.

“I wash him more. I’m really cautious. I don’t let anybody touch him,” said Boston resident Leslie Minasian about her dog Jax. “I might not get out if it wasn’t for him. If I get COVID, what’s going to happen to him? I’m frantic!”

While this study states that those who walk their dogs are more likely to contract COVID-19, there is no indication that dog-to-human transmission is possible.

According to the study, there is no increased risk in owning any other pets, including cats.

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Best Wishes,

Dr Andrew Jones, DVM
P.S. WTF?  COVID-19 is not being spread from dogs to people, and multiple studies have confirmed this.

Our dogs also NEED to be outside and walking..

Seems to me that it's more likely people's people that spread the virus.

Will I stop walking my dog?  Nope.. in fact it's one of the few things that's keeping my mental health up during all this craziness..

My suggestions

Keep walking your dog....maybe just stay 6 ft away from those questionable humans..

P.P.S. If you have a dog with signs of arthritis.. this could really help..especially going on those socially distant walks :-)

So worth a try!
DISCLAIMER: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian. Dr Andrew Jones resigned from the College of Veterinarians of B.C. effective December 1 2010, meaning he cannot answer specific questions about your pet's medical issues or make specific medical recommendations for your pet.

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