The quarantine required as a result of the spread of the coronavirus brings with it many challenges, including the care of pets. How do you live with them on a day-to-day basis, especially if they are used to spending significant time abroad? Here are some very practical and simple ideas for taking care of pets during these days of confinement.
How to care for your pet during quarantine?
Although quarantine is mandatory, it is also true that there are some exceptions. This is the case for companion pets, especially when it comes to dogs and cats. In this sense, it is allowed to walk the animal, as long as only one person does it. In addition, the authorities ask citizens to be responsible and to try to ensure that such walks do not endanger the health of the person and those around them.
Hygiene is a fundamental aspect of good pet health. It is important, in the case of dogs, to bathe them once a month. It is also fundamental to take care of their teeth, brush their hair and offer all the necessary care and products that the animal requires daily
- Nutrition and hydration
During quarantine, feeding should be maintained as usual. It is advisable to make an effort to get the food that the animal likes and that is also adequate to maintain its nutrition.
In addition to adequate nutrition, it is also essential to keep our pet well hydrated, which is why we recommend combining dry and wet food
Also, taking into account that during this time your pet’s activity level will decrease if he or she tends to get fat, we recommend that you try a light food.
- Hygiene of the resting place
The place or space where the pet spends the most time should be cleaned constantly. It is also recommended that the animal is kept in a cool, well ventilated and well lit place. Cleaning the space as well as the bed and toys is necessary, both for the health of the animal and the rest of the family.
It is very important to play at home during quarantine, especially if the animal is used to spending a lot of time outside. Playing with them will allow them to drain their energy and rest much better at night.
In addition, it is important to keep them active, as they may begin to have overweight problems when they are in the house longer. Playing hide-and-seek, throwing a ball, or doing a little running are simple but fun game ideas.
We should not forget to always have toys for our pets at home, both in the case of dog toys, and for our cats.
Taking care of your pets’ daily routine translates into much stronger health. However, if there is any change in your pet’s behaviour, it is advisable to call your vet and describe what is happening. If the vet considers it prudent, he will ask you to take the animal to the clinic for a check-up. Otherwise, it is advisable to offer the proper care at home.