Hysterical pet owners fearing coronavirus ‘asking vets to euthanize their dogs’


Panicked dog owners have been asking a vet to euthanize their pets over coronavirus fears, it has been claimed. The Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic in Australia says it has received three calls in just two weeks from anxious clients who fear their animals could infect them with the potentially deadly virus and want them put to be put to sleep. But vet Dr Sam Kovac has refused these requests, as there is no evidence that dogs can transmit Covid-19 to humans.

Pointing out it is unlikely his clients would consider euthanizing an elderly relative, he said: “The last thing we need to do is create mass hysteria about the possibility of dogs being infected, and therefore potentially transmitting this virus when there is absolutely no evidence for this whatsoever. If you’d ask the same clients if they’d euthanize their grandma, they’d say no. Why have a pet and treat it differently to how you’d treat another family member?”

Speaking to 10 Daily, the vet, who works in St Peters, Sydney, also urged people not to stop taking their dogs for walks in the park. Although dogs can contract canine coronavirus, it is not the same form of the virus as Covid-19, which has now killed more than 3,000 people worldwide. It is believed that the global epidemic, which started in Wuhan, China, originated in bats but was transferred to humans from pangolins, a mammal covered in distinctive scales. “If my dog Clara had been infected with [Covid-19], I would isolate her, I would wear protective equipment while interacting with her and feeding her and isolate her for a few weeks,” he continued.  –Mirror

On a tree-lined block an hour outside Boston sits a secret warehouse filled with hundreds of boxes labeled “pandemic product.” The boxes, containing items like IV fluid, medical gloves and protective gowns, remain shrink-wrapped in neat rows inside the facility until the day Massachusetts General Hospital orders an emergency infusion of supplies. With the coronavirus spreading across the U.S., that day may soon be approaching.

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“We are trying to hold out as long as we can to tap into that warehouse, because we think there’s a chance we will see sustained transmission in the community,” said Dr. Paul Biddinger, chief of the division of emergency preparedness at Mass General, noting that the facility “takes us through the worst two weeks.” Calculations like these are being made by health care professionals across the country as hospital systems eye their own supplies in preparation for an influx of patients needing treatment from the coronavirus illness, COVID-19. So far, 18 states have reported more than 100 coronavirus cases, and 11 people have died from the disease in the U.S. On Wednesday, congressional leaders reached a bipartisan deal to provide nearly $8 billion in emergency funding to fight the disease.  –NBC

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4 Responses to Hysterical pet owners fearing coronavirus ‘asking vets to euthanize their dogs’

  1. Irene C says:

    Maybe it’s just me, but I’m so tired of this coronavirus hysteria. If people are this panicked because of this, what are they going to do when a real crisis happens? If people are willing to euthanize their pets, then they don’t deserve to have pets. I’ll take my pets over most people any day. This is IMHO. (Rant over)

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    • Dennis E. says:

      Hasn’t gotten bad yet. So far per a poll I saw on Microsoft windows, 80 per cent of the population the U.S. is not preparing. Guess what, they might have a surprise and I hope it dies down but it seems to do well where the 5G wireless program, is operational as it is in the initial Chinese City it broke out.


      • Preppers prepared for this a while ago…and store shelves were restocked. It’s the 80% procrastinators who are panicked-buying. The Bible parable of the 10 Virgins is especially apt today. The 5 wise ones bought oil for their lamps before midnight and the 5 foolish did not. When the market closed, they panicked. This is about to go from bad to worse…supply lines are about to snap in half and I pity those who have not prepared for major disruptions.

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  2. Dennis E. says:

    Not that I am crazy, but this sounds like the beginning of the initial Plot of The Planet of The Apes. I remember the initial narration that a disease or something like that had killed off domestic animals and so humans begin to adopt APES as pets. Really I saw this when I read the lead article. I did watch the first movie but I didn’t like it although I liked Charleston Heston but never now look at any of the sequels. I don’t know, I felt it was stupid/silly as I feel about the recent Star Trek movies directed by J.J. Abrams. Sorry, just couldn’t pass it up. I know how you read how some elephants and such are treated in captivity and that offends me.

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