A pug named Winston lived with his owners in the town of Chapel Hill. It was sent to Duke University for testing after COVID-19 was taken ill by its owners.
Chris Woods, a lead researcher at the university, confirmed the infection. According to him, this is the first known case of a positive test for coronavirus in a dog in the United States.
The owner of the animal noted that Winston started coughing and sneezing, and one morning did not eat his Breakfast. “And if you know pugs and their appetite, it looked very unusual,” she added.
The US centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) recommended that pet owners ensure the social distance between Pets during walks.