Companion animal friends and Covid-19
In these very uncertain, challenging times our feline friends need our love and companionship more then ever.
Many pet-owners will be concerned about the impact COVID-19 can have on them, as well as whether they pose a risk to human health.
Several global health organisations have issued advisories saying there is no evidence that pet animals can spread Coronavirus or indeed be infected with it in the same way as humans. “Therefore, there is no justification in taking measures against companion animals which may compromise their welfare,” the World Organisation for Animal Health has said.
This is a time when we need to look after our furry friends and keep them safe.
Here are a few little tips on how you can keep your animal happy and healthy and brighten up their day;
Provide plenty of food, exercise and cuddles
Give them a nutritious and well-balanced diet that covers all their requirements
Limit the amount of treats to ensure their weight doesn't creep up
Your vet will be able to advise you on the best food for your animal and keep a check on your animals weight
Try to provide them with plenty of exercise
Protect your pet from dangerous diseases so make sure they have their regular vaccinations to maintain their immunity by giving regular boosters
Always brush and check their fur and regularly check for any lumps or bumps, brushing can help remove dead hair and distribute hair oils to
keep their coat and skin healthy
Provide a selection of different types of toys to help keep them entertained throughout the day and play with them to help bond with your animal
Make sure you have scratching posts if you have a cat to help keep their nails in good condition
Make sure your animal has their own space to hide and escape to, this will help them feel safe, secure and snuggly
All these things will help you and your loved one bond.
Always call your veterinarian if you are ever worried or concerned about your animal.
Please take care and stay safe.