Can Pets Get The Coronavirus? 1st Dog In U.S. To Test Positive Has Died : Short Wave Buddy, an adult German shepherd from Staten Island, was the first dog in the U.S. to test positive for the coronavirus. His death reveals just how little we know about COVID-19 and pets. Natasha Daly reported on Buddy's story exclusively for National Geographic.
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1st U.S. Dog With COVID-19 Has Died, And There's A Lot We Still Don't Know

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1st U.S. Dog With COVID-19 Has Died, And There's A Lot We Still Don't Know

1st U.S. Dog With COVID-19 Has Died, And There's A Lot We Still Don't Know

1st U.S. Dog With COVID-19 Has Died, And There's A Lot We Still Don't Know

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A family photo shows Buddy and 10-month-old Duke this past winter. The puppy, who tested positive for antibodies but never got sick, has been sleeping in all of Buddy's old spots, his owners say. Kholood Eid/National Geographic hide caption

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A family photo shows Buddy and 10-month-old Duke this past winter. The puppy, who tested positive for antibodies but never got sick, has been sleeping in all of Buddy's old spots, his owners say.

Kholood Eid/National Geographic

Buddy, an adult German shepherd from Staten Island, was the first dog in the U.S. to test positive for the coronavirus. His death reveals just how little we know about COVID-19 and pets.

Natasha Daly reported on Buddy's story exclusively for National Geographic.

Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman, fact-checked by Emily Kwong and edited by Viet Le.