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Australian-Shepherd-Lovers.com Newsletter #134
CoronaVirus and Your Australian Shepherd
I hope you are in an area that is not yet affected by the coronavirus, but there is certainly a chance that it could show up in your community sooner or later. I just wanted to touch on a few points that could come into play for Aussie owners.
There is a report of a dog in Hong Kong, whose owner was diagnosed with CoVid-19 (the disease that arises from the SARS-CoV-2 virus), that also tested "weak positive". It has not yet been confirmed that the dog was infected with the virus or if the positive test result was due to "environmental contamination of the dog's mouth and nose".
It is also known that the virus can survive outside the body for several hours to several days, depending on conditions like the surface material, humidity, and temperature. Other coronaviruses like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) are known to survive up to nine days at room temperature.
I'm not a doctor or epidemiologist, but given the above information I can see a situation where your Aussie could come into contact with the virus and pass it on to you. For example, an owner of a dog becomes infected with the coronavirus and they cough and sneeze and then pet their dog. Maybe they are your neighbor and they let their dog out into the yard and your dog comes into contact with them through the fence. Perhaps it's at the dog park or meeting on the sidewalk when they are out for a walk.
There are many other scenarios that could play out. Even if you go out of your way to avoid contact with others, your dog may not. Either way, the result is the same. The coronavirus finds a path to you and your family.
Another consideration is that when the virus moves into an area many people will, all at the same time, decide it
might be a good idea to stock up on some extra groceries, household items, and medications. This can result in runs on stores that leave the shelves bare.
If you haven't already, I'd recommend stocking up on a few things before anything like that happens. It's better to have extra dog food and a few months of your Aussie's meds on hand than to run out when they are no longer available or difficult/impossible to get to.
Besides, it's just a good idea to always be prepared anyway so you can have the peace-of-mind knowing you have your basic needs taken care of no matter what the emergency.
All the Best to You and Your Furry Friends,
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When Is Your Dog Most Likely to Bite?
When is a dog most likely to bite? Understanding all of the potential causes can help you to better control your dog's behavior and avoid situations that could cause your Australian Shepherd to bite.
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Photo of the Month
This is my Taz "The Man" Robinson. He is an 18-month-old blue merle. Taz is a very happy and outgoing puppy. He is very smart and is currently taking agility classes. He loves to explore the outdoors, chase/catch his toys, to play in any body of water and going for car rides. He enjoys running on the beach and being around his family all the time. He is the best pet and family member anyone could ask for.
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