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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....

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.

Old Pets Can't Jump - Products That Help Them Get to Higher Places

Old Pets Can’t Jump - Products That Help Them Get to Higher Places

By Sandy Robins

Just like people, dogs appreciate their independence around the home in order to access their favorite places. And the same goes for elderly cats that are no longer as agile as they were in their younger years. Stairs and ramps strategically placed around the home solve the problem.Initially,...

Caring for Your Dog in Winter Weather

Caring for Your Dog in Winter Weather

By Justin Young

With an Arctic Blast gripping a large portion of the country at the start of the year, going outdoors was challenging. But, winter is just getting started. If you have pets, there are cold weather health hazards you have to look out for to keep you and your pet safe.According to the Association of...

3 Helpful Commands to Teach Your Dog

3 Helpful Commands to Teach Your Dog

By Amy Shojai

January is National Train Your Dog month. You don't need to be a behaviorist or training whiz to teach your dog the basics. In fact, there are some things that every dog should know for safety reasons, your peace of mind, and basic canine manners. Here's how to teach three important doggy...

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Teaching Future Animal Behaviorists

By PetSafe Guest

Michelle Mullins and Toni Mark of the PetSafe® Training and Behavior Education Team traveled to Ohio State University to participate in a 3-week companion animal behavior section of a course offered in the Animal Sciences department. The course, called Companion Animal Biology and Behavior, focuses...