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First dog that tested positive for COVID-19 dies in New York

July 31, 2020

A German shepherd in New York that had the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in a dog in the US has died.


Robert and Allison Mahoney told National Geographic that their 7-year-old shepherd, Buddy, developed breathing problems in mid-April after Robert had been sick with coronavirus for several weeks. 


Buddy tested positive for the disease in May.


Buddy's health declined steadily after he developed breathing problems and was euthanized on July 11 the couple said. 


It's unknown if the coronavirus played a role in his death. Blood tests indicated Buddy likely had lymphoma, vets told the family. 

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