A video was taken and uploaded on Tiktok recently showing that the family’s pet dog has tested positive for the virus together with the whole family.
The video is not taken in Singapore and it is unknown which country it was taken in.
The owner of the dog decided to use an Antigen Rapid Test (ART) kit to swab the dog after the whole family had got infected and tested positive for the virus at the same time as they were afraid that they might have passed the virus to the dog.
In the video, you can see that the owner opened up the swab stick and swab the interior of the dog’s mouth before placing it in the tube which held the liquid for testing.
Their worst fears were confirmed when their dog also tested positive after the test when two lines were seen on the testing kit.
Pets getting the virus
According to the CDC website, the virus could be passed from humans to animals in close contact.
There have been worldwide reports of pets, including cats and dogs, contracting the virus and it usually happens mostly after close contact with people who are infected with the virus
However, the risk of pets spreading the virus to humans is generally low.
What not to do
According to the CDC website, should your pet contract the virus, these are the things that you should avoid doing:
- Do not attempt or put masks on your pets as that could harm them.
- Do not wipe or bathe your pet with chemical disinfectants, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or other products, such as hand sanitizer, counter-cleaning wipes, or other industrial or surface cleaners.
There is no evidence to show that the virus can spread from animals to people from the skin, fur, or hair of the pets.
Talk to your vet if you have questions about appropriate products for bathing or cleaning your pet.
Image and Video source: Tiktok/@bragehynne195