Advice for owners with pets concerning COVID-19
It is a worrying time for all pet owners during these turbulent and unsettling times. There is currently no evidence of dogs, cats or other pets in the UK catching Coronavirus and there is nothing to suggest that pets can pass the virus on to humans.
However, it is important you remain vigilant when out walking your own dog of looking after other people’s dogs and follow the below guidelines as outlined by the government:
- Keep at least 2 meters away from other people and their dogs whilst out walking.
- Wash your hands before and after handling a dog – it is a good idea to take hand sanitiser with you on a walk.
- Pick up and drop off someone else’s dog at their door whilst maintaining the recommended 2 meter distance.
If you’re a cat owner, you don’t need to change anything about the way you look after your cat. Remember to wash your hands regularly if your cat is an outdoor cat.
More information can be found here: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-people-with-animals
I look forward to meeting you and working with your dogs.
Happy dog training.
Isabelle Adams-Papé IMDT
Ringwood Dogs, Ashley Heath on the Dorset, Hampshire and New Forest border.
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