As pet guardians, it is our responsibility to always ensure our companion animals are cared for and protected. But what does that mean during a global pandemic?
As COVID-19 has spread, many questions have been raised about the coronavirus and where our pets factor in. Can our pets give us the virus? Can we give it to them? There are a lot of gray areas without many facts to back it all up. However, there are a couple of things we can do to help best care for our pets during this time.
Wash Your Hands
I know, you’ve been hearing this a lot. But when it comes to both the health of you and your animals, it is always a good idea to wash your hands thoroughly before and after playing with pets. Even outside of a pandemic, this is a habit you should keep.
Listen to the Experts
New information is always emerging about COVID-19. While you don’t need to be glued to your phone all day, do be sure to thoughtfully research relevant news updates regularly when it comes to the health and safety of companion animals. Dr. Evan Antin is a wonderful resource you can trust.
Have a Plan
Before you start to experience symptoms, you need to have a plan in place for who can care for your animals. Anyone who is sick should not be scooping litter, filling food and water bowls, or even snuggling with animals. This precaution will help keep your pets healthy.
Are you spending more time with your pets at home? Make sure you are doing everything you can to keep them safe and happy.