As the number of deaths related to coronavirus worldwide continues to climb, the World Health Organization says that the death rate is now around 3.4…
Well, yes -- pets of deceased/hospitalized/jailed or otherwise unavailable owners are already often euthanized in U.S. shelters if no one in the family wants to take them, even if the pets are healthy. So there's no reason to think that they wouldn't be taken and killed if owners are quarantined for extended periods too. There's no public shelter capacity to hold large numbers of owned dogs for weeks to monitor them.What would happen to those dogs, cats, birds, etc. that lived with those people? If no one was left to care for them, do your suppose they would they be euthanized to prevent spreading the illness?
Wait. Dogmeat can wear a gas mask?! WHY HAVE I NEVER TRIED THIS?
It would depend on where they live. If someone is in a city, it would be hard to stay away from people.What I've been wondering is, if you are put in quarantine, are you allowed to walk your dog?
Rumo would go nuts if he couldn't be walked for 2 weeks!
I guess you would have a lot of time to talk on this forum, though!
I don't get sick much either. It means you have a good immune system. This whole antibacterial/ keep the dirt away/ lets all live in sterile environments has shot us in the foot. Our bodies build natural immunity by exposure to germs, bacteria and viruses. They did a massive decades long study in the UK that found children raised on farms, playing in the dirt and with animals around had fewer health issues then children raised in "clean" settings. That natural resistance/immunity continued in adulthood regardless of where they chose to reside.usuallu viruses can only live on a surface for about 18 hours. If this can survive a week, all my usual forms of avoidance won’t work. I haven’t had a cold in at least ten years. I almost never get flu. So, I’m very concerned about not having natural immunities built up.
thank you yeah I am doing well just concerned. I feeling run down so that’s not good so hopefully catching up on some sleep. I was born with respiratory issues so a cold was never just a cold I know exactly what you mean. I hope all is well with you. Cruises are so much fun over the summer I did a big family cruise. Sounds like it will be a great trip but I hate to say it - I do think they should reschedule the cruise especially if they are voluntarily offering refunds - I think it would be also enjoyed much more after the chaos passes.@Pawsed handling the gas pump nozzel is one I didn't think of before!Many of us will have to make do with soap and water I guess.
@Jenny720 I was thinking about you and hoping you were ok,knowing your immune system is not exactly in tip top shape.I have respiratory issues myself and yes,even a common cold is serious business.
Here's something interesting: My husband and his siblings have a cruise planned for next month.We just received an email from the cruise line offering a full refund.They are trying to decide whether to reschedule for next year.