Medicine & TechnologyThe United Kingdom recently announced its first case of a COVID-19 positive dog who is now recovering at home. So, how are pets getting infected by the virus? Do they display similar symptoms as humans?
Border collie Dave has fooled everyone that he can see despite having underdeveloped retinas. A veterinarian has declared the blind dog a medical mystery because of his unique skill at obstacle courses that other blind dogs cannot do.
After two cats and now a dog in the US have been reported to test positive for the virus, the CDC still notes that there is not enough evidence that points to household pets being capable of transmitting the disease.
Any pet lover knows that it comes as no surprise to discover that dogs aren’t quite as graceful as their feline friends, the cat. While a kitten will take a hundred little sips to lap up a saucer of milk, a puppy will likely splatter the milk all over the floor before drooling out half of the contents – and we love them for that. But while you may chalk up the messy behavior to a carefree disposition or a hasty nature, behavioral ethologists who study the exquisite techniques of getting a drink have recently discovered that cats and dogs have distinct strategies of their own. And each one benefits the species in its own unique way.