Social Distancing: Good Tips for during this time at home with your Pets

The work to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus has caused employees to work from home or become laid off as companies and businesses temporarily close. Local governments have been encouraging social distancing and self quarantine, so many people and families with pets are finding themselves stuck indoors for long periods with their pets and without the usual access to pet sitters, dog walkers, groomers, and dog daycares.

But do not worry too much — keeping yourself and your loved ones — furry, scaled, or feathered – happy and content at home can be fun and rewarding!

Enjoy some quality time with your best friends with massages, baths, brushing, games, and other activities. Hide treats or toys around the house, play hide and seek, or simply enjoy some time snuggling on the couch. Below are links with tips and some videos. Enjoy!

 

Useful Links

The Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and the American Veterinary Medical Association have all stated that pets are not at risk of spreading COVID-19, and science has shown time and time again that adding an animal to your life makes you happier and healthier.

Don’t Self Isolate Alone: Animal Shelter Encourages Fostering a Pet During Coronavirus Pandemic

These 7 At-Home Grooming Tips Will Have Fido Looking and Feeling Paw-fect

How to Keep Your Dog Mobile and Active Inside Your Home Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Why You Should Give Your Dog A Massage – from Cesar’s Way | Official Site of Dog Behaviorist Cesar Millan

 

Videos

Massage Training – Dr. Leilani Alvarez presents pet massage and exercise techniques at Animal Medical Center

 

Dog getting neck massage says “Don’t stop!

 

How to Massage your Cat

 

Even big ol’ lizards enjoy a petting

 

Massage therapists can have many unique clients.