April 08, 2020 2 min read

Animals are not at risk from Coronavirus. If you're symptom-free However, there are measures to consider if you or someone you know has tested positive for COVID-19. If pets have close contact with somebody who's positive that is a small risk, they could carry the virus on their coat for instance, if somebody coughed close to them. For this reason, it makes sense for pets to take part in social distancing just like humans, and that means keeping them inside.

There's no evidence that the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted between pets. However, a pet in the home of a person who has COVID-19 could have the virus on their first and could pass it on to your pet's coat through physical contact. For this reason, it makes sense to keep cats indoors and to keep dogs on leashes. Just as you'll need to buy food for yourself. You need food for your pet Whether via home delivery or by asking a friend to buy it minimize your own contact with your pet. Wash your hands before and after any interaction.

Ask someone else to walk your dog if possible. If your pet falls, Please don't take them to the vet and call your local vet practice for advice on what to do. Dog walks are as important for the mental stimulation as for the physical exercise, so make sure that your pets received plenty of this. Offer them interactive toys and maybe use this time to engage in reward-based dog training at home. Also, relieve your own boredom as well as your dogs by teaching them some new tricks. Visit the dogs trust online video school to find out how.

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