Unless you are living under a rock you can’t of missed we are in the middle of a Pandemic and pets are now being looked at as “carriers” of COVID-19. There is no proof of this although a few animals have caught the virus from owners. Here we look at how to look after pets during COVID-19.
In our house, we have Skoda, the cute dog above. Five cats and a Guinea Pig in the Snapshot and Snippets house.
Our Dog during COVID-19
Skoda is the one that needs walking and we do that daily. We are lucky we have the most amazing lake and forest within the 2k recommended exercise area we have here in Ireland. She is kept on her lead around all people and dogs. Dogs don’t know what social distancing is after all. We make sure we are respectful of other people if we are out.
Tips for Dogs during COVID-19
- Keep routines for dogs if possible
- If you can’t walk them get toys to keep them occupied
- Keep them on lead and away from strangers
Our Cats During Covid-19
The cats, of course, are a bit harder to control. You can keep them indoors and make sure they are entertained.
All our cats allowed outdoors, they are neutered and have up to date injections and don’t wander far. They have an Organic Garden to explore which keeps them busy.
Tips for Cats During COVID-19
- Keep indoors if possible
- Make sure all injections and neuturing is done
- Talk to neighbors and friends about potentially caring for your pets in the event you are hospitalised.
Our Mama Cat – Luna ( pictured above) also already has a lung condition and we have to keep an eye on her. She snores like a train!!
Our Guinea Pig during COVID-19
Small pets are luckier as they are usually isolated as such. But our Guinea-Pig has been ill recently with an abscess in her jaw and has needed a vet during lockdown.
We are lucky we have a vet within walking distance and we have to pass Bambi through the Window to get her seen !!
We have a stockpile of medication here just in case it becomes too hard to get to the vet.
Tips For Small Pets during COVID-19
- Stockpile meds and food in case you can’t get supplies
- Find out your nearest vet and check how they are operating during the lockdown
- If you are ill avoid handling
Looking after pets could be hard during lockdown but Leo Wilson from Cyberpet has a wonderful infographic to help you which he has kindly allowed me to use.
Please check out the orginal post on CyberPet.com
To read more about our pets check out these posts here
- Is it hard to keep Chickens?
- The Great Health Benefits of Owning Dogs
- Puppy-Proofing the garden
- Five Reasons not to get real bunnies for Easter.
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