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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....

PetSafe® Pet Doors Provide Paths to Freedom for Dogs, Cats and Owners

PetSafe® Pet Doors Provide Paths to Freedom for Dogs, Cats and Owners

By PetSafe Guest

Do you want to go about your business inside while your pet does his business outside? Do you feel bad keeping your pet cooped up inside all day? Do you want your cat or dog to have access to the great outdoors on demand?A PetSafe® brand pet door can provide that path to freedom. Cat or dog, big or...

Why do dogs bark? It’s complicated and simple all at once.

Why do dogs bark? It’s complicated and simple all at once.

By PetSafe Guest

What do you say when you’re feeling afraid? Threatened? Lonely? Hungry? Playful?Humans have a range of options to verbalize their feelings. Aside from a whimper or a whine, dogs have just one means of audible communication: barking. As any dog lover knows, they can adjust the tone, tempo and volume...

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10 Translated Barks: Know What Your Dog Is Saying, And How to Stop It

By PetSafe Guest

Wild adult canines don’t bark, unlike their domesticated kin. The lack of a natural counterpart to barking in domestic dogs means early humans selectively bred dogs for traits that ultimately included barking as a way to communicate with our modern best friends. Anyone who lives near or with a...

Stop Your Dog’s Snacking from the Litter Box

Stop Your Dog’s Snacking from the Litter Box

It’s piquant and has a distinctive bouquet. It has excellent mouth feel, is quite pleasing on the palate and even packs extra protein. But regardless of its culinary appeal, it’s cat scat from the litter box and your dog has no business chowing it down.Those sought-after litter critters can...

Preparing for Your Dog’s First Trip to the Office

Preparing for Your Dog’s First Trip to the Office

By Justin Young

Thinking of taking your dog to the office this Friday for National Take Your Dog to Work Day? Make sure you’re not biting off more than you can chew.