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What Does a Pug Testing Positive for Coronavirus Mean for Pets?

WBUR (April 30) – Winston the pug is believed to be the first case of the virus in a dog in the U.S. He showed minor symptoms including a small cough and refusing to eat his breakfast, but now his owners say he’s doing well.

“Evidence points to humans giving Winston the virus,” says Dr. Will Sander, assistant professor of preventive medicine and public health at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. While many unknown factors remain, Sander says every case depends on the individual, human or animal.