First of all, many of us have been asking if our pets can contract the Coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says “the disease is spread to humans through person-to-person contact. There have been no reports of pets or livestock becoming ill or spreading the coronavirus in the U.S. Likewise, the World Health Organization has stated that there is no evidence that dogs or cats have become ill with this particular virus.”
But with that said, it’s always good to practice healthful habits and be prepared. We've decided to create a check list for you!
First of all, wash your hands. Even though there isn't current evidence that Covid- 19 can be transmitted to or from your pets, it’s always good to practice good hygiene habits.This includes washing your hands thoroughly throughout the day and before and after direct contact with your pets, their food or their supplies.
Essential pet supply kit
Having essential supplies prepared and on hand for in the event of an emergency. This kit should have a 30-day supply of your pet’s medication and 2 weeks worth of food. As experiencing many shipping delays these days, it’s a good practice to be prepared.
Designate an Emergency Caregiver
Identify someone who can help take care of your pets short- or long-term in the event you are unable to care for your pet. Consider a family member, friend, neighbor or your favorite boarding facility. Let them know who your Veterinarian is and contact your Vet to let them know this designated person is authorized to make decisions concerning your pet’s veterinary care. Also, include your pet’s medical information/ medications ect. if they have any. Keep these files in one place.
Create a day in the life
In the case you aren’t able to care for your pet, help make their transition smooth by creating a list about your pet’s habits; like food preference and behavioral tendencies. What’s kinda extra, but super helpful is, create a video of food prep, favorite toys, the way they like to be petted, do they like baths? Do they hate them.Include all their little quirks!
This may sound heavy, but again, having a plan in place is the best thing we can do right now. Plus, we actually have extra time on our hands, so let's make it count!
A great essential to have on hand is PetPotion all natural waterless spray bath. A quick & easy way to keep pets smelling fresh in-between baths. Made with non-toxic ingredients.