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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....

Happy New Year! 8 pet resolutions and solutions for 2020

Happy New Year! 8 pet resolutions and solutions for 2020

By Thomas Fraser

The new year offers a clean slate and a chance for self-improvement. Did you resolve to improve your pet’s life in 2020, too?It’s not too late to focus on the year ahead, and sticking to those resolutions is easier than you may think. PetSafe® offers convenient solutions and products that empower...

Should you vaccinate your dog against canine influenza? Questions and answers about dog flu.

Should you vaccinate your dog against canine influenza? Questions and answers about dog flu.

By Thomas Fraser

You may have noticed a new item on the list of canine vaccinations recommended by your veterinarian, or those required for boarding or grooming services. Just like humans, dogs can contract a form of influenza, also known as dog flu. And like humans, dogs can be vaccinated against the flu to reduce...

5 ways to help your dog navigate solitude at the end of summer

Back to School and 5 Ways to Help Your Dog with Loneliness

By Thomas Fraser

What’s a dog to do when most of the pack returns to school?It’s been a long summer of romping, running, fetching and fun for many of the dogs among us, but as schoolchildren would agree: All good things come to an end.Your pups are highly social animals, of course, and they consider your kids part...

Six pet-travel tips for your dog days getaway

Six pet-travel tips for your dog days getaway

By Thomas Fraser

There’s still time to hit the road, sky or rails for a last summer vacation. And there are lots of options for those who can’t bear to leave their fur babies behind even for a quick junket.Here are 6 tips for traveling with your dog or cat if you are lucky enough to get out of town before summer...

Here are some tips to slow down your dog if he eats too fast from his food bowl

Here are some tips to slow down your dog if he eats too fast from his food bowl

By Charlotte Higgins

Does your dog wolf down food? Does it seem like he’s absolutely killing the kibble?Some dogs are nibblers. Many dogs are gobblers. They devour their meal as soon as the bowl hits the floor. It makes you wonder if they even taste what they are eating. Gulping with such gusto can present some...