The deadly coronavirus outbreak has forced people to stay at their homes and distance themselves from one another. The global health emergency has put a pause on not just our lives but has equally affected our pet’s life. The impact of coronavirus on pets or whether they can transmit it to humans or other animals is yet uncertain, which makes the situation even more alarming for the pet owners. Be quarantined for so long is as boring for your pets as it is for you. Your pet needs your attention and love to remain safe. Other than the regular dog careroutine, you must follow some extra precautions to ensure their safety.
Here are some tips that will help you to keep your pets safe during this coronavirus outbreak:
The term social distancing can be seen all over the social media platforms or newspaper headlines which compels people to maintain a safe distance from one another to avoid the spread of coronavirus. However, social distancing must be practiced with your animals. You must restrict their access to one or two rooms only. Avoid physical contact with them, it is vital for yours’s and their safety. The more you will remain distant, the more you are ensuring their safety.
Focus on Cleanliness:
Cleanliness and hygiene are vital for your pet’s wellbeing anyways. However, WHO suggests keeping yourself and your houses clean to avoid reduced the chances of getting infected from coronavirus. The way you are cleaning your house and frequently used things, you must focus on cleaning your dog’s crate or toys too. First of all, use gloves to do the cleaning and make sure to use a good-quality disinfectant. Clean the house on a regular basis. Cleanliness is undoubtedly the best way to keep your pets safe from coronavirus.
Keeping them Engaged and Entertainment:
The boredom can lead your pet to depression. Although isolation is the best way to protect your pets and to make sure that there is not a chance of any headline or news popping up on social media stating ‘coronavirus in pets’. However, being constantly in quarantine can make them feel sad and depressed so you must ensure that you have something to keep them busy. Make sure to give them sanitized toys to play with or you can also opt for various games and indoor exercises that can be easily browsed on the internet. If you have a dog, you can take it out for a walk by taking all the necessary precautions such as maintain a 6 feet distance from other people outside, wear masks and gloves, etc.
Stocking up Food:
Food is an integral part of your pet’s daily routine so you must ensure that you have an ample amount of it available and can last for a minimum two weeks more. The situation around the world is uncertain at the moment and no one can really predict if their country is heading towards a partial or complete lockdown as the graph or coronavirus outbreak is constantly rising. Therefore, it is better not to risk anything and stock up on your pet food to ensure that in any kind of situation you don’t have to worry about what your pet is going to eat.
Stocking Up Medication:
Public places such as clinics and hospitals are more like danger zones. Therefore, you must make sure that you have all the necessary medication for your pets that can be used in case of any emergency. Stock up more on painkiller and ointments, in case of any minor injury you can safely treat it in the house.
Check out Vaccinations:
Make sure that your pet has got all the vaccines that are important to boost up its immunity and can keep him safe from all the seasonal and other bacterial infections. Keeping your dog healthy is necessary to protect them from coronavirus.
Take Care of Yourself:
Your pet is not as much prone to the danger as you are. If you will be happy and healthy, you will be able to keep a healthy and delightful environment intact in your house. Therefore, take care of yourself not for you but for those around you, including your pet. You must make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly before and after touching your fuzzy friends. Pay more attention and be more loving towards your pet. They will help in lightening your mood, as their aura radiates contagious positivity and a sense of liveliness. If you will be healthy, only then you will be able to keep your pets safe.
Although this is time is undoubtedly difficult for every single living soul, but it will hopefully come to an end. Make sure to be extra cautious to ensure your and your pet’s wellbeing. It is high time to reflect upon our lifestyles and make the necessary changes that are more environmentally friendly and can let all the living creatures live in harmony on this planet.