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With everything going on around the coronavirus pandemic, many people are concerned about the health of their loved ones. Don’t forget about your furrier family members! During times of stress like these, our pets can provide invaluable emotional support and companionship. Here are some ways you can return the favor by looking out for their well-being!
What to Know About Pets and COVID-19
Thankfully, you shouldn’t have to worry about your pets contracting the coronavirus.
Authorities do not believe that the coronavirus is a health threat to dogs.
The CDC reports that there is a low risk of animals spreading the coronavirus to humans.
It’s still safe to walk your dog as long as you practice social distancing when you’re out and about.
Avoid areas where people gather, like dog parks or busy trails.
Keeping Your Home Clean
Pets can bring germs and bacteria into your home from outside, so be extra vigilant about keeping your home clean during the pandemic.
Keep the coronavirus out of your home by sanitizing your kitchen and bathroom, changing your bedding often, and washing your hands frequently.
Consider hiring a cleaning professional to give your home an occasional deep clean.
Set up a dog cleaning station at your front door so you can keep dirt and germs outside.
Protecting the Health of Your Pet
Even if there’s a lot on your plate right now, be sure to make your pet’s health a priority.
Make sure your dog gets the right amount of exercise every day.
Keep your cats indoors as much as possible to keep them in good health.
Ensure your pets are up-to-date on all of their vaccinations.
Remove home pet hazards so you can avoid emergency trips to the vet.
If you have multiple pets, learn how to keep the peace!
Bringing Home a New Pet
Did you adopt a pet to keep you company during the pandemic? Help them get settled in and start your training!
Take your new pet to the vet within a week of your adoption.
Start your training right away to establish good habits and keep your new pet out of trouble.
Who could ask for a better companion than a household pet? During times like these, it’s a blessing to have a furry friend around! Keep these tips in mind to protect the health and happiness of your pet during this difficult time—they deserve it.