Just as we love our fur babies, we are sure you also love yours and will want to protect them amid concerns around the worldwide COVID-19 viral pandemic. Please note the below information to help keep your pets safe.
Can My Pet Contract the Coronavirus?
The current spread of COVID-19 is a result of human to human transmission. To date, there is no evidence that fur babies can spread the disease.
However, in Asia, there was a reported positive test with a dog following close exposure to its owners who were sick with the virus. The dog was not showing any clinical signs of the disease.
There have not been any reports of pets becoming sick with COVID-19 and currently, there is no evidence that they play a significant role in this human disease. However, animals and people can sometimes share diseases, so it is still recommended that people who are sick with COVID-19 limit contact with their pets until more information is known about the virus.
Wash Your Hands
When loving and caring for your pets, basic hygiene measures should always be implemented. This includes hand washing before and after being around or handling animals, their food, or supplies, as well as avoiding kissing, licking or sharing food.
Stock Up on Pet Supplies
Ensure you have an essential supply kit prepared which will be priceless in the event of an emergency. This kit should include a month's worth of medication as well as an adequate amount of food for your fur babies, lasting at least 2 weeks.
Choose an Emergency Caregiver
It will be beneficial to have someone who can stand in your place in the care of your fur babies if for some reason you are unable to either in the short- or long-term. This can be a housemate, family, friend, neighbor.
When possible, anyone sick or under medical attention for COVID-19 should avoid close contact with their pets and have another member of their household care for their animals. They should maintain good hygiene practices and wear a face mask if possible.
Have a Pet Journal
It will be important to have a pet journal containing all your fur baby's information in the setting you might need to call on your emergency caregiver for assistance. Ensure it contains all your pet's information including medications, medical conditions, veterinarian information, food preferences, allergies, habits, and behavioral issues.
Here at Pawz Comfort, We Care for You and Your Fur Babies. Stay Safe 🐶🐱