We figured out why cats can be aggressive during quarantine
During quarantine we spend a lot of time with our cats at home, so we see how their behaviour changes due to our 24/7 presence at home. When kittens bite and scratch, this is a normal stage in their development.
So they learn the world around them and try to exist in it, reacting to what is happening. If they are not taught the rules of behavior at an early age, they will not know when to release their claws and show their teeth inappropriately. But sometimes it’s bites that can tell about important aspects of a pet’s life: his well-being, mood, or even illnesses.
Bemorepanda understood when a cat’s “bite” means that it’s better to leave it alone, and when we should pay attention to this gesture. Especially during self-isolation, cats and their owners are inseparable, in this circumstances our cats can become more aggressive and bite us.
Each cuteness has a time limit.
Unlike dogs, cats often have a low tolerance for caresses and can quickly get tired of attention. The length of time stroking to switch from pleasant to annoying depends on the pet. But when the boiling point is reached, he reacts as if in pain. Experts call this petting-induced aggression.
What to do: stop on time. From the cat you can easily understand that it is unhappy with what is happening. Let it calm down and bounce back.
Sensitive hearing prevents relaxation.
Cats are sensitive to any noise. Computer and television screens, dimmers, fluorescent lights, remote controls and electronic collars for pest control can emit high-frequency sounds that are inaudible to humans but annoying cats.
What to do: if possible, eliminate extraneous noise, and it is better to listen to music in headphones.
Human singing is not for delicate cat ears.
If you choose from what to listen to, then cats would prefer something as calm as possible or a melody consisting of cat sounds. A singing person does not produce the best effect on them. If your favorite song does not sound like meow, then your pet will probably not be impressed with such a “performance”.
What to do: look at the reaction of the cat. It happens that some of them like the voice of the owner, but more often the opposite happens. In this case, you have to chant where there is no pet.
Your cat may be allergic to you.
Cats can be allergic to many things, and sometimes it’s hard to figure out what exactly causes discomfort. Often the cause may be human dandruff. If, being next to people, the cat begins to sneeze, gasp, behave inappropriately, then it is likely that she has an allergic reaction to something related to them.
What to do: seek help and advice from a veterinarian.
Frequent kisses are not fun.
Most cats consider constant smacking as a challenge, which can lead to even more aggressive reaction during subsequent manifestations of human affection. Most often, hostility can be seen in young, energetic cats taken early from the litter, as well as those who remain alone for a long time throughout the day.
What to do: restrain love impulses and monitor the behavior of the pet during the next caresses. First you need to pay enough attention to the cat on a regular basis, and then climb to kiss at every convenient opportunity.
Jealousy for cell phone and other things.
Cats can show signs of jealousy when the owner pays more attention to an object, another person or animal. Especially if the time for a new interaction is chosen one that was previously spent on playing with a pet. A jealous cat can easily come up and knock the phone out of her hands or start biting and scratching in protest.
What to do: allocate time and pay attention to the animal every free moment. Get some interactive toys, fountain sticks, or laser pointers that let you play with your cat.
Boredom and doing nothing leave a choice.
From boredom, a cat can begin to nibble wires, chew plants, bite a person. It is impossible to give the pet attention around the clock. And, even if you really try and devote all possible free time to him, this may still not be enough. Then you have to put up with the wild imagination of the animal.
What to do: buy toys that the cat could play with on its own. But it is better to refuse ringing trinkets: you are unlikely to want to hear in the night how the restless pet is having fun.
From time to time it’s important to show who is the boss in the house
Domination for cats is one of the main behavioral features. The less opportunities they have in childhood to play and interact with people and other animals, the more authoritarianism can manifest themselves on their part. This is because they simply have not learned to control and limit themselves.
What to do: discourage any manifestation of dominance. Do not let your cat bite or grab you, use the punishment for such behavior.
Bites as a way to report pain.
If the cat, which until then had a calm attitude towards stroking by the owner, begins to bite during caresses, then maybe something hurts her. This may be a small wound that is not visible due to fluffy hair.
What to do: carefully check the cat for damage, without jerking it or causing discomfort. It is also worth paying attention to whether he began to lick any part of the body especially carefully, which he had not done before. It is likely that in that place the pet feels pain.
Too playful mood.
Of course, the easiest way to play with the cat is to make a "formidable hand" and attack the kitty. When it is still a kid, it is fun, but as soon as it has grown up, such a habit ceases to be cute and playful.
What to do: make sure that you do not accustom it to play with arms or legs.
Dozens of felted, spotted, colored and pampered cats have arrived at the world's first veterinary clinic to hospitalize and treat cats with COVID-19. The head of the Russian National Veterinary Service, Nikolai Vlasov, approved the testing of cats and their immediate quarantine.
Russia faces a wave of more than 8,500 new cases of coronavirus each day and has 387,700 people infected and 4,400 people who have died from the killer virus. Authorities have conducted 10 million tests so far and for a week have been testing the pets of people who have been diagnosed with the relentless disease. The head of the Russian National Veterinary Service, Nikolai Vlasov, had to approve the testing of cats after several were diagnosed with COVID-19.
Recently, the first quarantine center for cats was inaugurated in Moscow and houses 46 specimens that had the killer virus in their noses and throats, informs RT. Until recently, cats could be quarantined with their owners who had mild symptoms of COVID-19.
But the virus is spreading rapidly among cats and there are no clinical tests to confirm that the cat virus cannot be transmitted to humans. Vlasov said that in his opinion, the cat is "the end point of transmitting the virus", but that this must be confirmed by laboratory tests. Meanwhile, the 46 specimens are treated and after about 6 days show visible signs of recovery.
No cats developed severe forms of the disease and developed immunity to the virus. Among the quarantined cats, Saşa, Olea and Tişa are the most pampered because they enjoy the full attention of the nurses who rarely put a mask on their face in their presence. A study by British researchers confirmed in early May that cats can get COVID-19, but is unlikely to get severe.
The measures undertaken by various countries to put people under stringent lockdowns to stop the spread of the coronavirus have experienced an unforeseen and unique benefit. The outbreak has, at least in part, contributed to a noticeable drop in pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in some countries.
“Since the lockdown: Venice's canals have become crystal clear. Italy's coasts have dolphins coming nearer and nearer. Japan now has deer roaming free in the streets, and Thailand: the same with monkeys. China has record-breaking pollution cuts. The Earth has already begun showing signs of amazing things that are happening from the absence of human pollution. What if- and hear me out..- what if the entire human population used this as an opportunity to restart society on a greener, more environmentally conscious foot. What we're seeing in the span of a couple of days is amazing. A pipe dream.” Gina Mayer
The drastic measures enforced by China during the coronavirus outbreak have slashed deadly air pollution, potentially saving the lives of tens of thousands of people, a Stanford University researcher said.
Klopp said the pandemic could make companies and governments realize that other threats to humanity, including climate change, could be the most devastating and harmful.
"As we move to restart these economies, we need to use this moment to think about what we value," she said. "Do we want to go back to the status quo, or do we want to tackle these big structural problems and restructure our economy and reduce emissions and pollution?"
Now we must realize the harmful impacts we made to our planet are the deadliest one, we must understand that we have to stop pollution and finally start being friendly to our planet.
Is the pandemic virus a sign to stop humans actions against planet?
Let’s think about this one more time.
The last weeks there is a message seen and heard everywhere “Stay Home”. Social-distancing is important today, people need to keep the distance, so to stay safe. Doctors and health officials are the one who recommends social-distancing, but some brands came around and started promoting this within twisting up their logos.
Five huge brands, well known all around the world, found an ingenious way to stay in line with health officials and recommend social-distancing. We live in a modern world, where people are looking for trends and famous brands. This step was done to encourage people to keep safe themselves.
McDonald’s separated in their logo the iconic gold arches.Editor-in-chief of Ad Age, Brian Braiker, says it’s time for brands to provide a “real, meaningful service”. So McDonald’s did this, they twisted up their logo in some locations, so to stand with health officials and highlight the importance of social-distancing.
Audi set their four rings apart, as a sign of social-distancing. On Audi official page there is an important message “Stay at home, keep your distance, stay healthy, support each other – we are in this together. As a global company and a global community, our highest priority is to identify any opportunities to #FlattenTheCurve. Stay safe.”
Volkswagen also came up in solidarity with other brands by distancing the V and W in the logo. In their official video, they encourage people by mentioning that together we can pass everything, even if we are in such situation. We can stay safe by keeping the distance and understanding the consequences.
Both Audi and Volkswagen, that share the same ownership, shared videos of their tweaked up logos on their social media. Both companies are encouraging people to stay home and keep social-distancing.
Coca Cola came up with billboards that have an important message for people. “Staying apart is the best way to stay united.”. This is the motto of the brand during quarantine and the continuous spread of coronavirus.Coca Cola is the brand that always is aligned with not only the latest events but pioneering marketing trends as well. The message appears even on billboard in the deserted Times Square in NYC.
Chiquita is sending the message by removing their fruit lady from the logo on Instagram saying she’s home. Chiquita is a famous brand that is providing basically the whole world with bananas. They removed the famous lady from the logo, so recommending social-distancing, and encourage people to stay at home.“I’m already home. Please do the same and protect yourself. #stayhome” is written on Chiquita Instagram page.
Chlorine based disinfectant is one of the most powerful solutions that eliminates coronavirus from surfaces. The recipe is very simple and you can try it right at home. Here's what you have to do!
If you want to prepare your own disinfectant with which to sanitize your home, you will need to be very careful about how you use chlorine. Because it is a caustic substance, it should not be mixed with other solutions, but diluted only with water, in appropriate proportions. Here is the exact network and what you need to do!
How to prepare your own chlorine disinfectant. Recipe for home
The American Center for Disease Control recommends disinfecting surfaces in our home - tiles, wall tiles, linoleum, door handles, etc. - using a chlorine solution with a concentration of 1:50, ie 20 ml of chlorine per liter of water. This disinfectant, properly prepared, sanitizes surfaces and objects that we come into contact with daily, but does not affect our health. If you think this amount of chlorine is small, find out that it is actually more than enough for the complete elimination of coronavirus.
The tools you need:
You will need a spray container where you can keep the solution;
A graduated container to make the necessary measurements;
Household rubber gloves;
A nose and mouth protection mask. This way you will avoid inhaling chlorine vapors. If you do not have a mask, you can use a scarf, a handkerchief, a handkerchief, any textile material that will prevent you from inhaling the vapors;
Recipe for daily use
First of all, you must know that the disinfectant is prepared outdoors, or, if you do not live at ground house and do not have a yard, go to the balcony. If you do not have a balcony, prepare the solution in a very well ventilated room, with the windows wide open. Chlorine releases extremely toxic vapors. To make a solution with a concentration of 1:50 you need 20 ml of chlorine in 1 liter of water. Pour water into a basin, add chlorine, mix and use the solution for washing on the floor or for disinfecting other objects. The disinfectant can be used daily, and if it is more concentrated, it should be used once a few days.
The chlorine-based disinfectant is prepared according to a very simple recipe, but we must pay close attention to the quantities of chlorine and water we use. It is the most important aspect. If not, chlorine could seriously affect our health.
90% of people infected with coronavirus, who require hospitalization, also suffer from other diseases.
In recent weeks, more and more studies have appeared on the new coronavirus. From those related to common symptoms to those who revealed that men are more affected by COVID-19 than women.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the US this week published the results of another research that looked at who are at high risk for contracting the new virus and being hospitalized.
According to this study, most people who needed hospitalization also suffered from other diseases. About 90% of them had one or more diseases, except for COVID-19. Among the most common are hypertension (49.7%), obesity (48.3%), lung disease (34.6%), diabetes (28.3%) and cardiovascular disease (27.8%).
The study, conducted March 1-30, was conducted on 1482 people infected with coronavirus from 14 states in the United States: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York , Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee and Utah.
The researchers also found that the diseases of those infected with coronavirus are similar to those of people affected by the influenza virus (which causes the flu). However, the number of people infected with coronavirus requiring hospitalization is higher than those with the flu.
Also, another CDC study showed that about 78% of patients admitted to the ATI section and 71% of those hospitalized suffered from one or more diseases. And 27% of those who did not require hospitalization suffered from at least one other condition.
Although the study is an incipient one and was conducted on a relatively small number of people, the researchers emphasize that the findings made sound an alarm about the importance of prevention. "Social distance, frequent hand washing, wearing protective masks are essential to protect the elderly and those suffering from other diseases," says the agency.