FDA Recommends That Parents Practice Social Distancing With Their Dogs Too

One of the main messages we have heard during the coronavirus pandemic is the concept of social distancing. Social distancing means we should aim to stay a few meters apart from each other, in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.

While scientists and government urge us to please do this, the United States is urging our pets to do this too! But how on earth can we keep our pets apart? Here are some tips on what we can do to keep our four-legged friends as safe as possible.

It is virtually impossible to make sure some of our pets are socially distant. For example, our dogs, who roam free! But what we as parents can do for our dogs may be more effective. The number one recommended tip is to keep our dogs at least six feet apart when walking them in dog parks. Other then that, there is not much else we can do, except keep an eye out for symptoms they may be experiencing.

If you see your canine companion suddenly becoming sick, having trouble breathing, coughing, and not being able to keep their food down, it might be an indication of coronavirus. Although difficult to determine a fever, if your dog does not seem like his normal energetic self, rather be safe and call or visit your local veterinarian doctor.

These times are uncertain and worrisome, but it is important for us to remain calm and think rationally about what we see in front of us. Stay indoors as much as you can, as it possibly the safest for us and our beloved pets!

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