Russell here with some paw-some news about dogs coming to the rescue of people again. Here’s the wiggling, tail wagging part. Because of dogs heightened sense of smell, they are being trained to sniff out the Covid-19 virus in humans. This will help all kinds of people by being able to instantly tell if someone has the Covid-19 virus.
Presently, two trailblazing efforts are happening in the US and Britain to teach dogs how to sniff out the smell of Covid-19. Of course, dogs are presently used to sniff out bombs, drugs, and find missing people. But also, dogs’ snouts are currently used to detect cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and much more. Specially trained dogs can even sense a seizure before it starts. We truly are human beings’ best friends because we’ll work like a dog to help our two-legged friends however we can.
The research is a collaboration between MDD, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Durham University. Plus, the United States is also researching the use of dog’s lending a paw to sniff out the virus.
These specially trained pooches could be ready within weeks to provide quick screening for Covid-19 at airports, sporting events or anywhere large numbers of people gather. In the near future, border control agencies in several countries could be using Covid-detection dogs to help keep the pandemic fenced in.
These specially trained dogs can screen up to 250 people per hour! Woof! Even people who have the disease without showing symptoms. Imagine how many lives can be saved by a whisker of a scent. No bones about it, this is something to bark about.
May you keep your tail wagging and your heart full of affection. If you’re a Pet Parent remember to give you pet extra hugs, pets and treats. Wag on.
Until next time, Russell rolling over and out.