What can we learn from dogs when combatting the virus.
Dogs know a thing or two about immigration and virus prevention. Anyone that has traveled with a dog knows that you need some preparation before crossing borders.
The dog needs a clean bill of health and a number or shots before he can be issued with a passport. These days we have all heard of Covid-19 bracelets, travel papers or passports for people too.
A dog has a travel bubble or travel corridor within Europe, much like we are now hearing of for humans.
A dog must go into quarantine if he comes from a country outside the travel bubble. The difference is the quarantine is much longer than two weeks, but in most cases visits are allowed.
A dog knows that international travel comes with a lot of preparations, heavy documentation, separation from loved ones all in the spirit of keeping diseases and virus at bay.
A dog also know social distancing well. During a regular walk, smart and well behaved dogs, walk around one another keeping at a safe distance. Social distancing is natural unless they get a go-ahead to say hello. Many dogs have a variety of ailments and reasons why they are not allowed a closer greeting. Unwanted puppies, fleas and respiratory disease are the most common issues dogowners want to avoid.
We can learn a lot from dogs. Patience, social distancing and safe travels. In addition they take us out for walks and keep us sane and healthy during the pandemic.
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