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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.

6 pointers for caring for your new puppy

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....

6 pointers for caring for your new puppy

6 pointers for caring for your new puppy

By Thomas Fraser

That pretty new puppy in your arms is going to be a handful. With patience, love and persistence, however, he will grow quickly by your side and become a close friend and family member. Here are some puppy pointers from PetSafe® to help you care for your new dog.Puppy-proof your home. Think of your...

6 tips for introducing a new cat to your home

6 tips for introducing a new cat to your home

Even the sweetest kitties can get catty when a new feline shows up at the house.Cats are territorial and do not naturally form bonds with other cats.If you properly introduce the resident cat and the new arrival, however, it can set the stage for long-term harmony in your home. PetSafe® has cat...

7 tips to help your dog cope when he’s home alone for the holidays

7 tips to help your dog cope when he’s home alone for the holidays

By Thomas Fraser

You might enjoy a little solitude amid the holidays’ frenetic mix of friends, fun and festivities. Your dog – not so much.Your pups are highly social animals and they will miss you as you flit from one party to another and go on day-long shopping binges.A house full of chattering guests can lead to...

The 9 best cat gifts for your pretty kitty this Christmas

The 9 best cat gifts for your pretty kitty this Christmas

By Thomas Fraser

Your cat may be content to bat tree ornaments and wrestle with wrapping paper but show the little lion some love this holiday season. The most wonderful time of the year is almost here. Jack Frost is catnipping at your nose, so start thinking about gifts for your favorite feline. Check out the...

10 holiday gift ideas for dogs who have it all

10 holiday gift ideas for dogs who have it all

By Thomas Fraser

Everyone hopes to be home for the holidays, especially pets. Rich aromas from the kitchen hang in the stair landings. Rosy-cheeked cousins squabble and gobble goodies at the century-old dining room table as dogs lurk beneath, waiting for manna from heaven. Pups plop to sleep in front of the...