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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.

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...

How to Help Your Pet Lose Weight

How to Help Your Pet Lose Weight

By Thomas Fraser

Obesity is a growing threat to pet healthIf you take your dog on a waddle instead of a walk, it might be time to adjust his diet or feeding habits. The same holds true if your cat is too fat to catch a rat (or just lounges around in a hat).There’s no shame in packing a few extra pounds around the...

Pet Food: The Good, the Bad, and the Healthy

Pet Food: The Good, the Bad, and the Healthy

By Patrick Mahaney

You pay close attention to what you and your family eat. You avoid processed foods, pay a premium for organic groceries and read labels religiously. But are you as persnickety when it comes to the diets of your cats and dogs?For many pet parents, the answer is no. Their pets eat what is plucked...

Doing Flea Patrol in Your Home

Doing Flea Patrol in Your Home

By Sandy Robins

In many states, fleas are a year-round problem. But these parasites are at their worst in the hot summer months particularly in the humid parts of the country.News flash. Fleas only spend 20 percent of their time on pets and the rest of the time in your home! The best way to see if they have...