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COVID-19, airlines make it harder to fly with dogs, cats, other pets

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These days people are traveling more often than before and flying with pets has doubled in the past year according to airlines. Buzz60’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more.

A Brazilian diplomat had to move from New York City to Sao Paulo last April, but when airlines imposed flight cuts and restrictions as the coronavirus hit, he had to leave a beloved pair of parrots behind.

After giving the African grey and Senegal parrots to a friend for temporary care, he called in a pet transportation service. Following months of permits and red tape, the birds finally winged their way

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Buddy, first dog to test positive for COVID-19 in the U.S., has died

Buddy liked dog stuff: running through the sprinklers, going on long car rides, swimming in the lake. He cuddled the Mahoneys—his owners and family—at the end of tough days. He humored them when they dressed him up as a bunny for Halloween. He was a protective big brother to 10-month-old Duke, the family’s other German shepherd. He loved everyone. He lived up to his name.

In mid-April, right before his seventh birthday, Buddy began struggling to breathe.

Six weeks later, he became the first dog in the United States to be confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes

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British family cat is first UK pet to test positive for COVID-19

July 27 (UPI) — British health officials announced Monday that a cat has tested positive for COVID-19 after contracting the disease from its owners, who have recovered from the illness.

Christine Middlemiss, British chief veterinary officer, said Monday the cat had experienced mild symptoms and there was not evidence a person could contract the coronavirus from a pet.

“All available evidence suggests that the cat was infected from its owners, who had previously tested positive,” said Margaret Hosie of the MRC-University of Glasgow Center for Virus Research, who conducted research on the feline.

“The cat and its owners have since

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Pet cat in United Kingdom tests positive for COVID-19

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Here is what preliminary data says about COVID-19 transmission between humans and pets.

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A pet cat is the first animal in the United Kingdom confirmed to have been infected with the new coronavirus, health officials said.

The cat’s test results were confirmed last week at a lab in Weybridge in South East England, Christine Middlemiss, the U.K.’s chief veterinary officer, said in a statement Monday.

Middlemiss said the cat had mild symptoms and has since recovered. Officials believe the cat’s owner, who was also sick with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, transmitted the

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Pets’ Incredible COVID-19 Journeys To Reunite With Owners : NPR

Justinian Huang with his dog Swagger in California.

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Justinian Huang with his dog Swagger in California.

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Before Justinian Huang left Shanghai for some beach time in Malaysia last winter, he took his dog Swagger to stay with a friend.

“I dropped him off. I kissed him goodbye. I was like, ‘I’m going to see you in six days,’ ” Huang recounts. “That was Jan. 23 of this year.”

That week the coronavirus spread with alarming speed in China. So Huang decided to wait it out in Malaysia a few extra

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