Published: Thu, March 26, 2020
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Local animal shelters prepare to take bite out of COVID-19

Local animal shelters prepare to take bite out of COVID-19

Indeed, it serves as an excellent reminder to pull that plan together now if you don't have one already.

According to the BCCDC, anyone who is infected with COVID-19 should limit contact with their pet during their illness. "If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with pets and wear a face mask".

Animal shelters are among the many industries adapting to coronavirus regulations and stay-at-home orders.

If you have COVID-19 they recommend avoiding petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food. "But when you come to the dog park that's the price you pay".

According to Vancouver's Animal Control Bylaw, you can not allow your dog to run free on the street or in any other public place other than one of the city's 36 dog off-leash areas.

To date, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Have a healthy week, stay at home! "A lot of people wait for the last minute, but it's best to plan ahead of time and make sure your pets are up to vaccination, microchipped and you have all the documentation in one place, like a binder, that you can take in the event you have to leave". "... But we've met with our staff and have made sure that they're aware that it doesn't seem to be a concern as far as pets getting it".

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In an attempt to stop the spread of the virus, Henry said she has ordered that staff can only work in one long-term care facility. Henry said the province has had additional equipment on order "for some time".


A 30-day supply of medication, food and other supplies, like kitty litter, is ideal, Goldstein said. Your pet is your family so treat them like a family member. People should engage in indoor games with their pets. If your intention is to keep a dog, just keeping them on a chain or making them a guard for your security is wrong. "We will also follow up on the mixed-breed dog, but it has tested negative".

Make an indoor or backyard potty - Having a stash of pee pads in the house may prove useful, if you and your dog don't want to go outdoors. The Animal Care Centers of NYC, Lost Our Home Pet Resource, and Austin Pets Alive! are just some of the animal shelters asking the public to adopt.

Many were happy about the announcement as some needed their pets to be looked after while they worked during the lockdown.

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"We are recommending that you separate yourself from your pets, because it is possible that that you can pass it on to your pets, but at the same time, they're not going to show any signs". "We're so happy to see a platform that's open to everyone that can help connect pet parents with veterinarians and build that confidence back up".

A veterinary officer at the UT Animal and Husbandry Department, Dr Kanwarjit Singh said, "There is not a single case reported globally when a dog has infected someone with COVID-19, but people are inquiring about it". Greater Androscoggin Humane Society in Lewiston had 18 people apply to host foster pets in the first two days this week, compared to the two or three applications that normally come in during the same period, said Katie Lisnik, executive director.

Make sure you have the proper equipment for pets to ride in the auto (carriers, harnesses, pet seatbelts). There's good news, tooHowever, Reshmi Anil Giri, a resident of Prince Highlands, Iyyappanthangal, says that she is glad her gated community is understanding of pets.

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