Even though shops and parks are slowly re-opening throughout the Rio Grande Valley, there might be a chance that you aren’t ready to be around others. Do you miss taking your furry pal for a stroll through a farmer’s market, a convention, or the many parks in the area? Well, the great news is that there are many things you can do to ensure your pooch’s health! Our vets would like to go over a few ideas below!
Change Your Home Routine
According to the U.S Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 is a predominantly human illness and is unlikely to be passed on to dogs. This doesn’t mean you should expose your dog to potentially infectious situations, though. Consider:
- Practicing social distancing with your pet, just as you do with family and friends.
- Limiting the number of visitors to your home and large outdoor crowds.
- Creating safe spaces for your indoor or outdoor dog to not interact with strangers.
Care for Your Pet’s Health
Regardless of whether you own an indoor or outdoor dog, their basic necessities should be met at all times. Other than food, dogs require age-appropriate exercise. Without it, your pooch could gain weight and develop medical issues. You can take a stroll in the neighborhood, at a park, or even let him/her play in the backyard for a few hours! Exercise helps with your pet’s:
- Positive behavior
- Improved muscle tone
- Temperature regulation
Practice these Veterinary Courtesies
If your pet is ill, visit our animal hospital. Before visiting, keep the following courtesies in mind:
- Make an appointment.
- Ensure your pet is securely leashed.
- Provide all necessary materials and documents.
Call for an Appointment Today!
If your pet is ill, then we’re ready to help! Our veterinarians can treat a variety of illnesses and injuries, so be sure to stop on by. Contact us to make an appointment.