The 17-year-old Pomeranian very likely died from causes unrelated to its positive coronavirus test, a medical source told the Post on March 18.Photo: Facebook The 17-year-old Pomeranian very likely died from causes unrelated to its positive coronavirus test, a medical source told the Post on March 18.Photo: Facebook
The 17-year-old Pomeranian very likely died from causes unrelated to its positive coronavirus test, a medical source told the Post on March 18.Photo: Facebook

Coronavirus: ‘very unlikely’ Hong Kong dog that tested positive died from Covid-19, source says, citing old age, underlying illnesses

  • The Pomeranian, quite old by the breed’s standards, was suffering from other underlying illnesses even before its ‘weak positive’ test
  • Despite no evidence dogs can transmit the virus, one pet advocacy group said they had seen an uptick in the abandonment of small dogs in the past month

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The 17-year-old Pomeranian very likely died from causes unrelated to its positive coronavirus test, a medical source told the Post on March 18.Photo: Facebook The 17-year-old Pomeranian very likely died from causes unrelated to its positive coronavirus test, a medical source told the Post on March 18.Photo: Facebook
The 17-year-old Pomeranian very likely died from causes unrelated to its positive coronavirus test, a medical source told the Post on March 18.Photo: Facebook
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