Working from Home With Your Pets

By | Blue's Blog

Though “Take Your Dog to Work Day” was officially June 26th, more people than ever are working from home today. One advantage is being able to have our pets right next to us, helping make the work day go easier. So, it’s important to keep in mind all the safety tips to prevent pet suffocation while you may be distracted with a work call or Zoom meeting and snacking at your workspace.

Keep your pets away from all chip bags and food bags. Cut up all chip bags, snack bags, and other food bags. If you eat or snack at your desk, remove the food and packaging right away. Keep your trash safely secured. Please watch the video below to help keep your pets safe from pet suffocation now and while so many of us are working remotely.

Please Don’t Leave Your Dog in a Hot Car!

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As the summer days heat up, it’s crucial to not leave your dogs in the car, even for a minute. The inside of a car can heat up to deadly temperatures within minutes, putting your dog at risk for heat stroke. Any outside temperature over 70 degrees can prove fatal to a pup left inside a vehicle, even with the windows cracked. If it is 75 degrees outside, it only takes 10 minutes to reach 100 degrees inside a car. If it’s 100 degrees outside, it only takes 15 minutes to reach 140 degrees inside. Dogs overheat very quickly and struggle to cool themselves down. Play it cool, and leave your pups at home during these hot days!

Can Your Dog or Cat Contact or Spread COVID-19?

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The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says COVID-19 is spread to humans through person-to-person contact, and there have been no reports of pets spreading the Coronavirus in the U.S. In addition, The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated, “…to date, there is no evidence that a dog, cat or any pet can transmit COVID-19. COVID-19 is mainly spread through droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. To protect yourself, clean your hands frequently and thoroughly.” However, it’s important to have a prepared plan for your pets in place, if needed.

Choose a family member or friend to care for your pets if someone in your family becomes ill or unable to. Stock up on extra pet supplies including a two week supply of food, a 30 day supply of medications, extra treats, and pet toys. Ensure all pet vaccines are up to date and that you have a copy of the current immunizations in case your pet has to be boarded.  All pets should have an identification collar with a Pet ID Tag on and a microchip, if possible. Create a Pet Folder with your pet’s food instructions, medical information, emergency contacts, and a medical consent form. 

It’s important to note that if your pet is ever showing symptoms of an illness, be proactive and take them to the vet.Wash your hands before and after playing with your pets. We hope that you are all staying safe during this time and enjoying your fur babies!