Top tips for a healthy pet during isolation
There have been plenty of changes in the way we lead our life recently, and your pet’s life has probably changed too! You, or the kids, may be home more and, if you have a dog, you are probably walking more to get out of the house.
With all of this in mind, here are our ten tips to help keep your pets safe during this period:
- Keep your pet’s exercise consistent: don’t overdo it, especially if you have an older and arthritic pet as they can become stiff and sore after multiple walks to the park! If you think your pet might be in pain, you should call us for advice.
- Try to keep a routine so that your pet knows what to expect.
- Watch out you don’t inadvertently feed your pet more during this period and come out with an obese pet!
- As you will be eating at home more, watch that the human food isn’t dropping on the floor and being vacuumed up by your pets.
- If the kids are home more, does your pet have somewhere to go for some timeout?
- With more people out with their dogs at the park at the same time, practice social distancing and keep your dog under control at all times to avoid dog fights.
- Ensure that your pet is calm and collected around kids at parks to help keep everyone safe.
- Avoid unnecessary visits to the vet by calling us first, as we may be able to help you over the phone.
- To prevent separation anxiety after the pandemic, make sure you do leave your pet at home alone for short periods.
- Keep an eye on your pet’s daily habits: their appetite, thirst, urination and defecation. This will help pick up on any changes early.
If you are worried about your pet, you should always call us for advice.