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A GUIDE TO YOUR PET'S SPECIFIC HEALTH:

Looking after your pet's needs during the Coronavirus outbreak

Giving your pet the specific care they need now is more important than ever

In times like these, we all want to be sure our pets are getting the care they need.This quick guide contains information and health tips you can adapt for your pets, to help keep them moving and playing as they always have.

Important to know

Dogs and cats are not easily infected with COVID-19 and so it is unlikely your pet will catch Coronavirus. There is also no evidence that they can pass the virus on to people or other pets.

This means it's okay to play with your pet as always. However your pet's fur is like any surface so we recommend washing your hands thoroughly and keeping you pets away from anyone who has been infected or confining pets if they have been around someone infected.

Actions to take
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Make sure your dog is getting enough time of outdoor walk (always following government's guidelines). To ensure you practice social distancing with other people and animals, keep your dog on a leash.

Always practices good hygiene and proper hand-washing when handling them.

Contact your veterinarian if you have any concerns for the health of your pets.

Keep clean water availale for them at all times.

Ensure they get nutrition that delivers on their individual needs (especially so if your dog or cat has specific health need that needs addressing).

Now that you and Fido or Tigger are spending more time at home, make sure they're getting the right amount of exercize they need. Make best use of your time together and find new ways to enjoy your time, with feeding puzzles and indoor toys thant can stimulate their mind and exercise their body.

If you need to be seperated from your best buddy for a period of time because you suspect you're sick, make plans that ensure your dog or cat continues to get the specific care it needs.

If recent changes in your personal situation mean you are worried about being able to afford food for your pet, we encourage you reach out to your nearest shelter who may be able to provide support or point you in the direction of local help.

Make sure your dog is getting enough time of outdoor walk (always following government's guidelines). To ensure you practice social distancing with other people and animals, keep your dog on a leash.

Always practice good hygiene and proper hand-washing when handling them.

Contact your veterinarian if you have any concerns for the health of your pets.

Keep clean water availale for them at all times

Ensure they get nutrition that delivers on their individual needs (especially so if your dog or cat has specific health need that needs addressing).

Now that you and Fido or Tigger are spending more time at home, make sure they're getting the right amount of exercize they need. Make best use of your time together and find new ways to enjoy your time, with feeding puzzles and indoor toys thant can stimulate their mind and exercise their body.

If you need to be seperated from your best buddy for a period of time because you suspect you're sick, make plans that ensure your dog or cat continues to get the specific care it needs.

If recent changes in your personal situation mean you are worried about being able to afford food for your pet, we encourage you reach out to your nearest shelter who may be able to provide support or point you in the direction of local help.

Nurture your special relationship

Scientific evidence demonstrated that our pet can provide health benefits - physical and emotional - to their owners.These unique and adorable companions can help us during these times.*

Studies have also shown that our pets can act as 'stress buffers'. They often ease the distress associated with anxiety-provoking experiences, and help decrease our perception of physical emotional pain.**

*Source : World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA)
**Source : Walthamn Human Animal Interaction Playbook

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Can my pet catch coronavirus?

Based on current information, it's very unlikely, Research shows that dogs and cats are not infected easily with the virus, and there's no evidence that they can transmit the virus to people or other pets at home.

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How can I protect my pet from getting coronavirus?

At this time, research suggests it's very unlikely your pet can contract COVID-19 and there's no evidence they can infect others at home. We recommend:
- thorough hand-washing
- keeping pets away from anyone infected
- confining pets if they've been around someone infected

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Can my pet carry the virus in its fur?

Your pet's fur is like any other surface so it's important you practice thorough hand-washing after handling them, keep pets away from anyone infected and confine pets if they've been around someone infected.

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Do you recommend my pet wears a mask?

There's no scientific evidence that masks protect pets from infectious diseases or air pollutants. Pets' faces are more varied than human faces so a mask is unlikely to fit properly. Also, we can't explain to pets why we are putting something on their face so they may get scared.

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Should I still take my dog for a walk?

Yes - pets love exercise! Take your dog for a walk on a leash, preferably with limited-to-no interactions with other people or pets.

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Can I still take care of my pet if I am sick?

When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals if you are sick. 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.

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Is there a risk my pet could get coronavirus from food?

Please be assured that the current coronavirus outbreak does not pose a food safety risk to humans or pets, either through packaging or the food itself. The processing conditions involved in the production of our food products are sufficient to destroy the virus.

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Are the locations where you source your ingredients from safe for pets to eat?

We source ingredients from many regions around the world, and only use high-quality ingredients that meet local laws as well as meeting our own high standards. The processing conditions involved in the production of our food products are sufficient to destroy the virus.

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I can't find my usual food in any shops, what's happened?

Pet fod is essential, and we are continuing to make the foods your pet needs and loves. There is no shortage of our pet food and we want to ask all pet owners to please be considerate and only purchase the food your pet needs.

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I can't get my usual food. Is it okay for me to switch diet?

Yes! Ideally choose a similar food (dry or wet) and slowly incorporate small amounts of the new food over the course of one week to ensure that a sudden change does not cause a dietary upset.

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I'm worried about my personal situation and not being able to get enough food for my pet - what do you suggest?

We know this can be a worrying time and you always want what's best for your pet. We are working closely with all our pet shelter partners and would encourage you to speak to them for any support in your local area.

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