COVID-19 and Dogs? The #1 topic for dog owners: can my dog contract the novel coronavirus aka COVID-19?
Keep in mind, pets can carry the virus on their fur, leashes or apparatus. It would be prudent to bathe your dog and wipe down their equipment more frequently. This is especially important if your dog has been in social situations. The latest guidance about pets and COVID-19 can be found by clicking on the World Organisation For Animal Health link.
At Off Leash K9 Training London we implemented additional sanitary steps to our already stringent health policies to ensure the safety of your dogs, the trainers and you. Our top priority has always been safety and training is our second priority.
During this time of uncertainty, maintain good hygiene for you and your pets. Wash your hands with a cleanser containing 60% or more alcohol. Keep them mentally and physically stimulated by frequent walks and play sessions. Remain calm as dogs and puppies feed off their owners energy.
Over the past week as dog owners have contact us about how to handle the current situation. Owners are now spending more time with their pets as they remain home from work and social situations. Maintain consistency, create good structure and enjoy the additional time with your pets. Take comfort in your pet during this time. If you would like more information, check out our post on Happy, Healthy and Energetic Dogs.
Social distancing does not need to mean social isolation. Walk your dog, schedule FaceTime dates with your dog owner friends or use another form of video conferencing. Stay connected via safe, smart ways with other pet owners. From all of us at Off Leash K9 Training London, we are thinking about you, your pets and your family.
Thank you for taking care of your pets and your loved ones. We are thinking about the first responders during this time. Thank you for the service you provide and give back to the community. You are legends.
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