Whether you are under self-quarantine or practicing social isolation, it is equally important to keep your beloved pets safe and healthy amidst this stressful period. People are suffering from panic attacks during this period of self isolation. From psychiatrists to medical marijuana doctors, everyone is getting some form of professional help to improve their mental health.

Luckily, there is no scientific evidence so far to prove that pet animals can get affected by the deadly coronavirus. However, they can transmit it to you through those who are already diagnosed with the virus. Due to this reason, social distancing is essential for you and your pets.

Nevertheless, during this period of self-isolation, you will get ample time to play, enjoy, and cuddle your furry friends. However, it is better to be on the safe side by stocking up your pantry with all essential pet supplies.

Buying necessary pet supplies and medications in advance

Try to buy only those items that you really need as shopping excessively not only wastes your money but fails to reach those people who really need them.

Try to store enough supplies so that you won’t have to leave your home to go to the supermarket frequently. You can buy pet food and any necessary medications. If your pet is a meat lover and cannot live without meat, then you can store some frozen meat in advance.

Donate some pet supplies to your local shelter

If you can afford buying some meat in excess, then donate some to your local shelter as well. If you are feeling any signs of the virus, then it is extremely important that you remain indoors and maintain a distance from others. If possible,  you can let your pet play outdoors to keep them active and help them relieve their stress. However, make sure that it is an enclosed space where your pet cannot transmit the virus to others.

Don’t let a stranger or anyone else touch or pet your pup

If you want to take your dog out for a stroll, then make sure to wear a mask and keep a sanitizer handy. Bring along your water bottle as it is crucial to keep your body hydrated, especially if you are showing any signs of the virus. Make sure to not stay outside for too long and don’t let a stranger or anyone else touch or pet your pup.

Wipe your pup’s paws after walks

During these crucial times, the best way to prevent getting infected from coronavirus is through practicing self isolation and social distancing. Also, make sure to wipe your pup’s paws after walks. If you cannot go outside, you can still enjoy various indoor activities with your pets. If have been raising pets for a long time now, then you might have a good collection of pet toys.

Create some interesting activities and games for your pet

Be it chew toys, rubber balls, flavored bones for keeping dog treats or colorful tug toys, all these toys can keep your pet busy indoors. If you want, you can create some interesting pet activities and games yourself. For this, you don’t need to get any expensive supplies from the craft store. You can create games and activities from those things that you find lying around house. For example, you can use old cardboard boxes of different sizes to create an exciting maze for your pet.

Similarly, you can make cute felt toys for your dogs at home. During these tough times, you can spend as much quality time with your pet as you like. Whether you are a student or an employee, it can be hard to play with your pet otherwise. Therefore, make the most out of the free time indoors by indulging in different games and activities with your pet.

Don’t forget to spend some quality time with your pet

Just like humans, even pets go through feelings of stress and anxiety, especially when they have to remain indoors. Make sure to give love and affection to you pet and let him know that you are there for him. Watching a movie with your pet is a great way to spend your evening during self quarantine.

If your pet is a real foodie and cannot resist tasty doggy treats, then you can try making some snacks for your dog at home. You can let him help you or have him sit beside you while you cook some mouthwatering treats for him. You can search for some pet recipes online or whip up something using his favorite ingredients.

Final words

Whether there are confirmed covid cases in your area or not, it is better to be on the safe side by practicing social distancing. This is by far the most effective way to prevent and control the spread of this deadly disease. If you are experiencing any symptoms, then make sure to get tested and consult with your general physician. Moreover, always have a file ready containing all your dog details in case your friend or relative has to take care of your pet in your absence.

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