Dogs behaviour can indicate owners health
Dogs Behaviour Can Indicate Owners Health. Dog's Behaviour 'Indicator' Of Elderly Owner's Health
Washington: Owners struggling with their health can be indicated by dog’s behaviour
By mapping the normal behaviour of a healthy, happy dog, Dr Cas Ladha, PhD student Nils Hammerla and undergraduate, Emma Hughes were able to set a benchmark against which the animals could be remotely monitored.
This allowed for any changes in behaviour that might be an indication of illness or boredom to be spotted quickly.
Behaviour imaging expert Nils Hammerla said that humans and dogs have lived together in close proximity for thousands of years, which has led to strong emotional and social mutual bonds.
He said that a dog's physical and emotional dependence on their owner means that their wellbeing is likely reflect that of their owner and any changes such as the dog being walked less often, perhaps not being fed regularly, or simply demonstrating 'unhappy' behaviour could be an early indicator for families that an older relative needs help.
23 Oct 2019 1:57 PM GMT