The 17-year-old Pomeranian has been hospitalized in Hong Kong since February 26, 2020. She was taken to the hospital when doctors discovered a large amount of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the nose and mouth of a dog. At the same time, five tests for coronavirus showed a negative result, so the dog was allowed to go home.
On March 14, the dog was sent home to the owners, and on March 16 the Spitz died. In this case, the owners of the dog are not allowed to perform an autopsy of the dog so that scientists can find out the cause of the death of the dog.
The dog was hospitalized after a 60-year-old dog owner, who was next to her for a long time, was hospitalized with coronavirus.
Now the World Health Organization has so far claimed that there is no evidence so far that pets can be infected with coronavirus. Moreover, the structure of the viruses on the dog’s mucosa was very similar to the human SARS-CoV-2 genome, however, there were no antibodies in the dog’s body that would respond to the presence of coronavirus.