Wild4Dogs Pack Hack 10 – Can my dog get coronavirus?
As dog owners, that’s a question we’ve been asking ourselves a lot
And according to the CDC, “At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19 or that they might be a source of infection in the United States.”
But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take precautions or learn more about this developing situation.
We found the CDC’s website to be particularly helpful with answers not only about this question but also about how to interact with our pets during a pandemic. Check out all the information here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/animals.html
And, if the Coronavirus pandemic starts to affect your local area you are going to need to prepare. Not just for yourself, but also for your dog. Here are some quick and practical suggestions for how to prepare (for your dog) in case of an emergency, such as a quarantine or shelter in place.
Prepare an emergency kit for your dog ahead of time.
Below are some essential items to consider for your dog’s emergency kit:
Purchase a pet carrier (write your pet’s name, your name, and contact information on the carrier).
Food and water for at least 2 weeks for each dog. An airtight storage container is helpful.
Plastic bags for poop
Medications for at least 2 weeks
Sturdy leashes or harnesses
Contact information (cell phone, work phone, home phone) of owner and close relative or friends
Medical records, including record of vaccination for rabies and other diseases, prescription medications, and medical history.
These are uprecedented times. The Coronavirus pandamic is a rapidly changing situation. It’s important to stay informed and be prepared!
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