LOVE the Pandemic Puppy Perfectly

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Pets are family and commitment for life. I personally know so many first time pet parents during this pandemic. Data also confirms that many in India have become pet parents. Dogs being the most preferred followed by cats, fish and birds, it is estimated in 2019 Indians had 20 million pet dogs which is supposed to rise to 31 million by 2023.

Pets have helped us to endure a lot in these challenging times—got hope, smiles—and they are someone who love you unconditionally. It is a known fact that having a pet leads to a lot of health benefits in humans. In these challenging times a lot of research has proved that pets have given more additional comfort to their human companions in terms of emotional support and wellness.

Dogs do have feelings and over the period of evolution from wolves to being a domesticated pet which happened between 11,000 to 16,000 years ago, according to experts. Dogs show different emotions- happy, sad, jealousy, surprised, empathy—the list is long. They are also able to read our facial expressions. Because of which it is also being researched that dogs are absorbing the pet parents’ emotions which in turn is leading to certain behavioural problems in pets.

The passion is to raise them RIGHT, understanding their needs and wants- both in terms of physical and mental wellbeing. A happy pet is a pet who knows that he/she is loved and cared for. Give him or her all your love and care and what you get is true love. But just a little of warning of their tactics of affection they truly do know how to get things out of you and are masters at making you dance to their tunes! A senior author Lina Roth, a zoologist at Sweden’s Linkoping University, shares, “Dogs are quite good at understanding humans, they’re definitely better at understanding us than we are at understanding them.”

Our canine sniffers always lead the way, according to a study at France’s National Veterinary School and Clinical Research Unit of Paris’s Necker-Cochin Hospital (March- April), dogs are able to detect the coronavirus with 97 percent accuracy. And in identifying the negative samples they were also 91 percent right.

As the pandemic still continues, do be safe and healthy with the super powers of your darling four legged member. Enjoy their sparkling eyes, fur, the wet nose and all of them. Join us on our Facebook & Instagram for daily dose of information, interaction and fun. We are always happy to share and care!
Shweta
shweta@dogsandpupsmagazine.com