According to the associated press of New York this was the first dog in the United States that has died of the coronavirus. In mid-april he started to have breathing problems according to the national geographic who interviewed the family about Buddy's coronavirus. He had gotten it after a member of the family had been diagnosed with covid-19.
Poor buddy was also diagnosed with cancer according to blood tests. They did all they could for the Corona positive dog. Unfortunately, there was no more that could be done and the devestated family had to put their beloved German Shepard down. They are devestated. Losing a pet can be an extremely distressing event. Making that decision to put them down is heart wrenching. His health had gone down hill fast and the family feels terrible. They can not say whether coronavirus kills first dog or cancer but rest in peace Buddy.