Now that we know how to prepare our dogs for the time of the coronavirus pandemic, we can zoom in on what to do and what to expect during our daily activities. Here’s Part 1 of this article, in case you missed it.
The daily activities your dogs are used to will most likely change, they may not get their usual walks, and this can cause anxiety and listlessness within them. Oh, how we wish we could talk to them in a language they could understand! Not to worry, there are things we can do to make it easier for them.
Our dogs are used to our routines. Leaving for work, coming home from work, and, of course, walk time. With most of us working from home now, it may confuse our four-legged friends, and that is why we should try to stick to a routine regardless. The first few days will be confusing for our dogs, but once they catch onto our new routines and patterns, their anxiety will most definitely subside. If possible, try to stick to your normal routine as closely as possible, to lessen the confusion and feelings of stress.
If you are worried about your dog’s health and safety, you can practice social distancing with them too. By minimizing contact with outside animals and keeping a good distance apart from others during walks, the chances of contracting the virus become significantly less. Good hygiene is also crucial, so keep your fluffer as clean and well… as fluffy, as possible!
These times are scary for both us and our canine companions. But luckily there are ways in which we can ensure the safest environment possible for everybody. If you do feel anxious and uncertain, remember your local vets are always only one phone call away!
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