The development stages
Socialise, reinforce & build the self-confidence
The importance of resting
Homeostasis is necessary for the organism's function
According to the limited information available to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people, is considered to be low.
Pets have other types of coronaviruses that can make them sick, like canine and feline coronaviruses. These other coronaviruses cannot infect people and are not related to the current COVID-19 outbreak.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people, and others cause illness in certain types of animals. The first case of an animal testing positive for the virus, was in a tiger that had a respiratory illness at a zoo in New York City.
Some lions also became sick after being exposed to a zoo employee, who was infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
Recent research shows that ferrets, cats and golden Syrian hamsters can be experimentally infected with the virus and can spread the infection to other animals of the same species in laboratory settings.
Other cases of sick dogs were reported in China, but they were also contracted the virus from their infected owners.
The canine and feline coronaviruses, infect only animals.
Stress and the "whale-eye"
In this video this dog is being circled by a another one, both on-leash. She has offered appeasement signs to the “threatening” trigger, but she didn’t get her safety-distance.
“This expression is a great indicator of distress or fear in a dog, and i’ve never had a better example of it than this video in which Misty communicates how uncomfortable she is, about the presence of another dog.” Cited by Patricia McConnell.
Read more about “whale-eye”: http://www.patriciamcconnell.com/
Stress dominates the lives of our pets, same as it does with ours.
The premise of how sensitively or courageously a dog deals with stress, is a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental factors.
Whale-eye, or the presence of the white part of the eye, also known as the eye sclera, when present is a sign of stress.
By observing your dog while facing triggers, you will gather valuable information about his state of mind.
Dogs are very expressive animals, they communicate with their environment all the time. We just need to pay attention, therefore we can proactively alleviate the stress load, while simultaneously we gain their trust, by taking action.
Patricia Mc Connel – Adjunct Professor of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Expert in Animal Behaviour – explains in this video, how a stressed dog manifests his stress, when facing another dog and how obvious that is in the dog’s eyes.
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