The Coronavirus continues to persist and every day, we come across advisories by health experts and safety recommendations to help us deal with the pandemic spread. As humankind continues to brace for the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, here are a few tips to make our four-legged pals feel safer and prepared too.
KEEP PETS MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY HEALTHY AT HOME
Just like us humans, pets too experience a range of mental and physical emotions and even stress during difficult times. The pandemic is hard on us and our pets alike. When it comes to pets, a good amount of exercise can help your pet’s mind and body. This holds especially true if you own a dog like the German Shepherd that is incredibly active and requires an active lifestyle. Experts recommend that it’s essential to wash hands every time before and after you walk your German Shepherd. The paws should be wiped clean upon entering the premises and it is advisable to avoid dog parks. Keep your pet busy indoors too, teach new skills and behaviours to your pet which can enhance your pet’s brain capabilities as well. Always remember, pets tend to respond better to our calm, composed, and confident attitudes.
PETS INTERRUPTING YOU AS YOU WORK FROM HOME? READ THIS.
Our pets, our gorgeous German Shepherds, really love to have you around working from home. They adore your presence. However, a few problems could crop up at times you are busy with important conference calls, etc. Your pet dog might keep barking which can be an annoyance at times. This happens usually when your four-legged friend is bored and reaches out to you for attention. In order to keep away from such disruptions, consider giving your pet food, water, and exercise before you start work. Make your pet cozy beforehand, choose a place that is comfortably away from your workstation. This will keep your German Shepherd busy while you do your tasks. Keep your pet’s surroundings safe, with a few simple adjustments, you can focus a lot better on your work.
PET NEEDS A VET, NOW WHAT?
Medical needs can occur at any time, you just need to be ready and address the situation wisely. Speak to your veterinarian and discuss the situation. There could be some veterinarians who do telemedicine nowadays, you can always book a consultation online. Give the best medical help to your German Shepherd, do not delay.
CAN PETS GET AFFECTED BY COVID-19?
There have been certain instances that cited that a few dogs had become COVID positive following close contact with humans. But these had been isolated cases and there is no substantial evidence further in this direction. So, stay worry-free, there is no evidence that points to the fact that pets could spread the ailment. Stay friendly with your pets, but it’s always a good idea to maintain a distance. Keep following good hygiene and care for your pets. Observe caution and things would be just fine.
The pandemic has certainly changed the way we do our day-to-day chores. Prevention is always better than a cure. While you care for your best pals, make sure to take caution. Things would eventually change for the better but till then, the safety and health of our adorable German Shepherd dogs need to be made a priority.