Pets can provide great company and comfort to people, whether you live alone or with family.  They can be comfort to people during these times of social isolation/distancing.  Pets provide us with nonjudgmental emotional support and can help us reduce stress and anxiety. They allow us to maintain part of normalcy to our days as many of us have had to adapt to a new routine.  Continue to do indoor activities and games with your pets and when able to, get outside to enjoy a walk or play in your yard.  It is still important to get outside for fresh air.  Do ensure that you are not walking in large groups, avoid all dog parks and keep your distance if you are passing people on the street/path/trail.

There is still limited evidence supporting the risk of COVID-19 to our pets, but there have been a few cases where an animal has contracted COVID-19 after being in contact with a human who had this disease.  If you are sick, and are in a household with a pet and other family members, please limit your interaction with the pets, as though the risk to your pet is low, there is the possibility that you can transmit the virus to your family via the pet (i.e. droplets on their fur)

COVID-19 and your pet

Pets

General Care

Prefer to get all your tips and information in one place?  There are a few good websites that offer a wide array of information for you and your pet.   PetMD This is a great site for all pet owners.  They provide tools, tips and insights you need to keep...
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Training Tips

Having more time at home offers up the opportunity for pet owners to spend quality time, which can include playing, exercise and training.  There are many different options online for training, many with expertise and the qualifications to help you.  We have rounded up some of the best online sources...
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Nutrition

Have you ever thought about just what your dog or cat is eating?  Have you ever thought about making homemade treats for them to enjoy.  We have found several great sites and videos that offer simple and easy to follow recipes that your fur baby will love to eat.  ...
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Grooming tips

Many groomers are either closed or have shortened their hours, meaning many pet owners are needing to take care of routine grooming at home.  Here are a few good sites that offer great tips and step-by-step videos for the beginner to expert home groomer.   PetMD This is a great...
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