The importance of social distancing has been told to us many a time during the global coronavirus pandemic.
We have learned that social distancing can significantly reduce the spread of the virus and help keep us safe. But what you may also have come across, is a few articles about the uncertainty of pups contracting the virus. While we know that dogs have tested positive while not showing any symptoms, what we do not know is whether things might change for them, and how dangerous the virus could potentially be for them.
Some say there is evidence of COVID-19 in our beloved pups, others say there is not any evidence. Regardless, there are some precautions we can all take to keep the safety of our cherished companions in mind. It is all about preparation! There are a few things that you as a dog parent can do to prepare a safe environment for your precious paw family.
Preparation of food and medication is important. While we do not encourage depleting stocks of stores, having enough stock for at least two weeks is a great idea, and the safest way to do this is by ordering online and avoiding busy places. Keep your pups up to date with their vaccinations so that you can avoid going to busy hubs when infection rates are high. Other than that, make sure your dog carriers are safe and in good condition for when you do need to transport your four-legged family members.
Preparation is important, but so is how you go about your daily activities alongside your dogs…
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