German Shepherd

Buddy, first U.S. dog diagnosed with Covid-19, dies

A German shepherd in New York that had the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in a dog in the U.S. has died. The 7-year-old shepherd, Buddy, developed breathing problems in mid-April after Robert Mahoney of Staten Island had been sick with the coronavirus for several weeks. A veterinarian tested Buddy in May and found him positive for the virus. Buddy's health declined steadily after he developed breathing problems and thick nasal mucus in April. He was euthanized on July 11 after he started vomiting clotted blood. USDA database of confirmed cases in the United States includes 12 dogs, 10 cats, a tiger and a lion.