Here's Everything You Need To Know About Keeping Your Pet Safe During The COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown in India

Covid 19, last updated 06th, Apr 2020, Krithika

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world, pet parents have been paranoid. There are multiple questions that cross our minds on a regular basis.

However, it is very important to know the facts and believe only trusted sources. The World Health Organisation experts have already addressed the most commonly asked question across the world.

since there is no evidence that dogs (or other animals) can be infected by the coronavirus, pet parents have nothing to worry about. However, they say that it’s better to be safe than to be sorry. We want to make sure that you’re spending maximum time with your pets and keeping them safe and secure. We have listed down points that will help you take care of your pets (and yourself) during this Coronavirus scare. Read on to know more.

1. Walk your dog but not for too long

We understand that it is important to walk your dog every day especially when you are living in an apartment where there is not enough space for the dog to walk around. However, during this time, it is important you walk your dog only for a little while. Take them around the house and get them back once they are done urinating or defecating. Also, make sure that they (or you) have no human interaction during this time. This is the time to be safe and indoors.

2. Wash their Paws after their walk

Even though there is no evidence of dogs being infected by this virus, it is imperative that you keep basic hygiene levels in check. Just like how we’re washing and sanitizing our hands, it is important to wash or clean their paws after the walk. Make sure you use pet friendly products for the same.

3. Wash or Sanitize their leash

Viruses are known to stick to any surface for over 3-4 days. It is important that you sanitize the leash’s handle regularly before and after every use just to be safe.

4. Make sure your pet has a place where they can de-stress

It could be a bit overwhelming even for the pet to have everyone in the house all the time. However, more often than not, they are super excited about this. But just to be safe, it’s better to have a corner for them where they can lay or play and be on their own to de-stress every once in a while.

5. Don’t hoard on pet supplies

Ever since the news about lockdown has been making the rounds, people have been hoarding on products like there is no tomorrow. Pet parents should know that there is no need to hoard on pet supplies (or anything else). There are veterinarians and Pet shops that are functional during this time where you can get all the essential pet supplies. You can also find a list of operational vets here. DogSpot is also delivering Dog food in Delhi NCR and Mumbai. Check our HomePage for more details.

We hope this gets over soon. Until then enjoy your time with your pets. Stay indoors, stay safe.