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Experts: COVID-19 is not transmissible between people and pets

By PetSafe Guest

If you think you might have contracted the virus, the CDC recommends restricting contact with pets and other animals (and humans, of course!). While there have been no reports of pets or other animals showing symptoms of novel coronavirus, people with symptoms should limit contact with animals until more is known about the virus, WOAH says on its website. When possible, have another member of your household care for pets while you are sick. If you have no other care options, wash your hands before and after contact with pets and wear a facemask if available. Novel coronavirus patients should avoid petting, snuggling, and sharing kisses and food (we know, it would be hard for us, too), according to WOAH. The AKC further suggests you avoid petting animals if you are sick because the virus could be transmitted via fur.

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Why do dogs bark at night? Here’s how to restore silence when the sun goes down

Walk through any neighborhood when the sun goes down and you'll hear barking dogs. What causes dogs to sound off so much at night? Why does your dog bark when it gets dark -- sometimes to the point it keeps you and your neighbors awake?Dogs are dogs, of course, and there are many reasons dogs bark....

Ball Games & the Dog Park - Enjoying Outings with Your Dog

Ball Games & the Dog Park - Enjoying Outings with Your Dog

By PetSafe Guest

There’s no better way to enjoy the dog days of summer than taking your pooch with you to a baseball game and the Bark in the Park events are very popular at major baseball stadiums around the country.This year, both the American League and National League baseball teams are offering a number of...

How to Prepare Your Home For The Arrival Of Your New Cat

How to Prepare Your Home For The Arrival Of Your New Cat

By PetSafe Guest

So that adorable little furball has purred his way into a permanent, cat-sized space in your heart. You want to bring him home immediately! But before you do that, take a good look around your place.Consider your cat - regardless of age - as a new baby. You’ll need to kitty-proof your home to...

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Give Your Dog the Backyard of His Dreams

By Justin Young

Does the arrival of Spring have your dog longing to spend more time outdoors? It’s time to give him what he wants! If spending time at a local dog park is not an option, you can give your dog space in his own backyard to run and play.Here are some ideas of what you’ll need for a Doggie Dream...

What You Need to Know to Protect Your Pet Against Lyme Disease

What You Need to Know to Protect Your Pet Against Lyme Disease

By Sandy Robins

May marks Lyme Disease Prevention Month, highlighting this and other tick-borne diseases found that can occur in both people and pets. Lyme disease is transmitted from a bite of an infected black-legged tick, commonly known as a deer tick.While both fleas and ticks are a year-round problem in many...

5 Safety Tips for New Pet Parents

5 Safety Tips for New Pet Parents

By PetSafe Guest

If you think being the parent of a newborn baby is difficult, think again. Pets are men, women, children, and aged - basically everyone's best friend. What would your life be without your pet dogs' wiggling tail or your pet cats' snuggles? Pets make our lives better in every way possible, but...