Do you have a dog as a pet or are looking to get one for yourself? Dogs are considered as a man’s best friend because they are loyal, maintain a close relationship, and act as our guardian angel.
Since time immemorial dogs have always been there for us, and it is high time, we reciprocated the same during this pandemic. So, how do you take care of your dog’s health during this pandemic? Here are three simple ways:
· Ensure you maintain your dog’s diet.
During this pandemic, your dog must maintain a proper diet to stay strong and healthy. Ensure you have enough food supply for you and your pet. You need to be aware of outlets near your locality that sell dog food and be get to contact them to see if they offer delivery services.
It is advisable to buy foodstuffs in large quantities during this pandemic period because you most likely don’t know when the restrictions will be lifted. Also, this helps to maintain social distance as with the food delivery staff. If possible, buy three months’ stock of food supplies.
· Maintain Hygiene
Clean your dog regularly and sanitize surfaces around the house to protect you and your dog. Also, wash your hands with soap and water after being in contact with your pet. It is now confirmed that dog can contract the virus, to stay safe hygiene is necessary.
Minimize how frequently you go outside with your dog but still take your dog for a walk to exercise as this is also very important for you and your dog to maintain body fitness. When you are outside, remember to wear a mask and maintain social distance as well.
· Have a Vet’s Contact.
It is essential to have a veterinary doctor’s emergency number in case your dog gets ill. Not necessarily due to Covid 19, but any other form of sickness may have infected your pet. Do not fear to go to see the doctor when you suspect something is not well with your dog.
If you feel ill, you should also seek medical advice from your doctor. The doctor will advise you if you should go to the hospital or if they will instead come to your home to analyze you. Always seek professional advice when your dog is ill.
· Take care of yourself.
You are your dog’s master, and if something happens to you, your pet will be lonely. As much as you may love your dog, it is also vital that you take care of yourself first. Self-love is essential and you need to ensure that you are okay not only maintaining good health but also stay socially connected to friends and family.
Humans are social beings, and disconnecting from other people may lead to stress, which is not right for your pet. Stay in touch with others through video calls, social media, and emails.
We are all living in difficult times, and it is high time we take proper care of our best friend (dogs) because they depend on us. To stay updated during this pandemic period always be on the lookout at stories.swns.com