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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...

Cat Body Language 101

Cat Body Language 101

By Meredith Stepita

Learning to read cat body postures can decrease your cat's stress and may even save your cat's life.

Essential Tips for First-Time Pet Owners

Essential Tips for First-Time Pet Owners

By PetSafe Guest

There are few things as exciting as becoming a pet owner for the first time. It’s the beginning of a journey that involves love, companionship, and care. But you can’t just haphazardly adopt a new pet. In order to make sure both you and your pet are happy together, you need to know what’s right for you, whether you can provide all that the animal needs, and how to make them comfortable as soon as they walk through your front door.

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Puppies for Christmas

By Caryl Wolff

Can you get a puppy for the holidays? Sure. But instead of having the puppy pop out of a pretty present, do it differently. First, remember that if you are getting a puppy for your kids, it is still your puppy. Even if you are getting it to teach your kids responsibility, the ultimate caretaker is you. So you have to want a puppy - and the time and expense that comes with it!