In times of crisis, access to useful and reliable information is crucial. Petcube prepared a guide for pet parents to help them navigate the quarantine with these small tips and solutions. We will be updating the list with new resources on a regular basis.
Read about COVID-19 in pets, get free online vet consultations, learn how to groom your pets at home, consider adopting a dog or cat from shelters or making a donation, prepare a pet supply emergency kit, and find out how to work from home with pets or entertain them indoors.
COVID-19 and Animals
Can my pet contract the novel coronavirus? Can I infect my dog if I have COVID-19? Find answers to these questions following the links below:
- CDC FAQ on COVID-19 and Animals
- COVID-19: Daily Life & Coping If You Have Animals
- WHO Q&A on Coronaviruses
- Overview of Coronavirus in Cats and Dogs
Symptom Checkers & Vet Help Online
Staying home keeps everyone safe. Consider consulting with a vet online if your pup caught a cold. You can also check the symptoms through a simple checker and learn more about emergencies when online consultations are not enough:
- Free Unlimited Consultations With the Fuzzy Veterinary Team
- Online Vet Chat at <a href="https://www.petcoach.co/ask-a-vet/"_blank">PetCoach
- Free Vet Consultations at VetBabble
- Online Symptom Checker
- Pet Emergency Conditions
Working from Home with Pets
Being productive at home might be challenging. Check these guides to find a new work-life balance as a pet parent working from home.
- Survival Guide for Cat Parents Who Work at Home
- 7 Tips for Staying Productive at Your Home Office With a Pet
- 5 Ways to Keep Your Dogs Entertained so You Can Work During the Coronavirus Quarantine
Indoor Games for Pets
Keep your pets entertained and active in quarantine with these indoor games and training tips.
- 16 Ways to Play with and Exercise Your Dog Indoors
- Fun Games and Advice for Exercising Your Cat
- Indoor Games for Dogs and Owners Who Are Self-Isolating
- Helping Your Dog Survive During a Quarantine Tips
- 7 Simple Indoor Games to Play with Your Cat
Grooming Pets at Home
Many of the grooming salons are currently not available. Well, your dog’s hair doesn’t know about that. Learn how to take care of your pet at home with these cat and dog grooming guides.
- Dog Grooming at Home: The Dos and Don'ts of Proper Hygiene
- ASPCA Cat Grooming Tips
- The Ultimate Guide to Dog Cleaning and Grooming
- Dog Care: Everything You Need to Know About Dog Grooming
Adopt or Foster a Pet
Due to the pandemic, shelters are facing more challenges than ever. Consider adopting or fostering a pet if you have enough resources. Quarantine is a great time to build a bond with new pets, teach them some essential commands and do a housebreaking training.
- Find a Dog or Cat for Adoption at AdoptAPet.com
- Adopt a Pet at ASPCA
- Foster Cats and Kittens
- Find an Animal Shelter or Rescue Group at the Humane Society
Not everyone can afford to adopt or foster a pet. However, it is still possible to support some great initiatives helping animals survive through these hard times.
- Donate to Muddy Paws Rescue to Change the Lives of Homeless Pets in NYC
- Donate to the ASPCA Emergency Relief and Recovery Fund, Helping Animals During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Donate to COVID-19 Relief Fund to Help Animals in Need
- Shop Basepaws' CatKit — They Will be donating $5 from Every Sale to AdoptAPet.com
Prepare a Pet Supply Emergency Kit
To be on a safe side, prepare for a situation that might happen if all members of your household become too ill to take care of your pets or will have to go to a hospital to seek medical treatment. Make sure your pets have enough supplies with these tips on pet essentials.
We hope these guides and tips will help our readers through times of uncertainty.
Meanwhile, cheer yourself up with the best moments of working from home with pets.