Managing your pets during the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) there is no evidence of humans contracting the Coronavirus from their pets or confirmed reports of pets becoming sick with the Coronavirus in the United States. However, it is always best to be prepared in case you do contract the virus.
- The AVMA is suggesting that you have an emergency kit for your pet containing a minimum of two weeks' worth of food and medications. Click here to read the full article
- Make sure you wash your hands after petting, before and after feeding, and anytime you pick up feces.
- After a walk or possible exposure, take a damp paper towel with a little bit of mild soap and rub it across your pet's fur.
Note: you are not giving them a bath, you are simply trying to remove any virus that may be present on their fur. You should not see suds.
- Avoid letting people pet your animals while you are on a walk
Additional guidance on managing pets in homes where people are sick with COVID-19 is available from the CDC.
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Managing your wellbeing
Find tips and information to support personal wellbeing in this time of uncertainty and grief:
- If you are feeling anxious or lonely please call MHA HelpLine on 1-800-273-8255 24 hours.
- Tips to maintain wellbeing during the pandemic
- Webinars and podcasts on managing grief and nurturing self care
- Mental Health Resources