With the COVID-19 virus, the epidemic is spreading around the United States, people have become more and more concerned about the safety of their pets.
When you care for your pets, there are several aspects of their health that must be addressed. How do you know what to pay attention to and what safety precautions you should follow?
COVID-19 is a deadly virus that infects humans. The virus was initially discovered in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 and has since spread throughout the world. The novel virus affects not only humans but also pets. You must look after your pets and keep your family safe in such circumstances.
Here we’re sharing some tips on how you can take care of your pets during this dangerous pandemic.
Avoid going to a crowded public place
It is wise to avoid crowded public places. Be mindful of the crowds at all times. We recommend staying away from crowded public spaces like dog parks and keep yourself and your dog at least 2 meters apart from other people.
Maintain your pet’s hygiene
One of the healthy ways of defense against a pandemic is to maintain the hygiene of your pets like cleaning your dog or cat regularly, especially after contacting them outside. You should also wash your hands before and after interacting with your pets.
Your pets may be more susceptible to infection from the novel virus. They need to be seen by a vet for testing for signs of flu infection. And remember, if you see your pet acting strange, acting sick, or having difficulty breathing, seek veterinary attention as soon as possible.
Avoid unnecessary trips
Cut down on trips to the veterinarian, groomer, or pet supply store. Because there is a chance of contracting the disease. Also, just because your pet is healthy doesn’t mean he or she won’t require medical attention during this time.
While it’s typically recommended that you avoid seeing your veterinarian or other healthcare providers during a pandemic, you can contact ahead and make an appointment if it’s an absolute must.
Give your pet balanced-healthy diet
It’s natural for dogs to gain weight when they don’t get enough exercise, don’t get enough walks, or are overfed during this time, so it’s best to keep a close eye on their diet and exercise routine. When your dog isn’t getting enough walkies, you can encourage their metabolism by feeding them lean protein and fruits and vegetables. It’s also a good idea to cycle their food over a 12-hour period, so they get a little exercise during the day.
Play with your pets
Playtime is important for keeping your dog mentally stimulated as well as physically active throughout the day. Playing with your dog sends a message to them that you are happy with them. This makes them feel good about themselves as well as gives them something to do during the day as well as an outlet to release pent-up energy. Playtime will keep your dog from being bored, active, and stimulated which will also help social interactions between you and your dog.