Advice For Pet Owners And COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
During this period of uncertainty and with many of us self-isolating and in lock-down, some of our clients have been asking questions about COVID-19 in relation to their pet and also how to manage their mental and physical wellbeing. We have pulled together this guide which we hope you’ll find useful.
Keeping your pet healthy and happy
With our movement currently restricted, you may also be wondering how to keep on top of your pet’s usual routine and health needs. Here are a few things to consider that may help to keep your dog or cat happy and healthy during this unsettling time.
Exercising your dog during periods of self-isolation
You may be wondering how you are going to be able to exercise your dog if you are unable to leave your home. There are many ways that you can keep your pet active whilst at home and keeping them mentally exercised will help to balance this.
Looking after your pet’s mental health
As well as looking out for our own mental wellbeing, it’s also important to keep an eye on your pet’s behaviour and look out for signs of anxiety. Our guide to supporting your pet’s mental health may give you some ideas about how to keep them calm and happy.
We all know it’s not healthy for our pets to be overweight and in extreme circumstances like these, it could be easy to fall into bad habits by giving your pet extra treats or naughty snacks. Click here for our advice on how to keep your pet at a healthy weight whilst in isolation.
Our commitment to you
As a group of practices, we are committed to delivering exceptional care to your pets despite these unprecedented times. The health and wellbeing of our patients, clients and staff is our number one priority. We are taking precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to protect our clients and dedicated staff.
If you have any concerns about your pet’s health, please give us a call on 01483 455355. Please ensure you call us or read our latest guidelines in case of an emergency.