Your Fur Baby & COVID-19

Can Dogs Contract Covid-19?

There have been a very small number of pets across the world that tested positive for Covid-19.  The World Health Organization (WHO) have said: ‘There is no evidence that a dog, cat or any pet can transmit Covid-19’. However, the virus can live on surfaces for some time and this could include your pet’s fur. If you are showing any symptoms, minimize contact with your pet as much as possible and maintain good hygiene.

Can I walk my dog?

According to government guidelines, everyone is able to take one form of exercise a day as long as you are well and do not show any symptoms. If you have more than one adult in your household, you can all take turns to walk your dog. This will help to ensure that it gets the recommended amount of exercise each day.  If you are self-isolating and showing symptoms you are advised not to leave your home. However, if you live alone and do not have a garden then you should walk your dog, but try and minimize the number of times that you take your dog out and keep a good distance away from others. You can also ask a friend or relative to take your dog out for you, but if you are self-isolating for any reasons, be sure to take the appropriate precautions.

How can I keep my dog active?

Although your dogs are able to join you on your daily exercise, they may still feel restless and have more pent up energy than usual from being indoors all day. Here are a few indoor activities you can do with them well exercised:

  • Tricks – Teaching your dog tricks is a good way to stimulate them mentally as well as keep yourself occupied with your new pupil!
  • Hide and seek- By playing games like these, you’re mentally tiring your pet out as well as physically.

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