Social Distancing with your Pet

In the past couple of months, we have all been struggling with social distancing. School has been out and our children have been pushing our buttons a little too much. There’s an easy way to help simmer the frustration and that’s your pet. You have probably wondered how safe it is to take my dog on a walk? What about hiring a pet sitter or walker? In this blog, we’ll discuss the best tips and tricks for your pet during and after Covid- 19.

In some ways, the Covid-19 era has been golden for pets and pet parents, with more time than ever to nurture the special bond between us. Keeping them busy can be hard, that’s why there’s plenty of ways to help with that. Playing enrichment games such as snuffle mats or puzzle games, spending time in different rooms, say he’s in a room playing with his Nepal Dog Chew while you’re in another room reading a book. Or work on your crate training. To get my dog to like his crate as if it was a home, his safe space, I would place a freshly worn t-shirt in his crate for him to feel like I was close.

Base what you do with your pet on your old schedule. Think of things like doggy daycare, investing in a crate, how to get in at least a half a hour of exercise a day, and budgeting for new services like dog walkers or pet sitters. Chews may help your dog’s anxiety for giving them something to do for an extended period of time. These chews can help with mental and physical stimulating which helps to reduce stress and anxiety.

At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread Covid-19 to people but there are precautions you can take if you or a family member has Covid-19. People with Covid-19 and in home isolation should be advised to restrict interaction with household animals, in addition to following other prevention measures to protect others from Covid-19.

What can I do to ensure the health and safety of myself and my pets during walking & sitting services?

Staying healthy is of utmost importance. We compiled some tips below to help keep everyone safe during stays and on walks. We encourage you to be up front with your sitter about your own safety preferences.

  • If you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has, please communicate that to your sitter prior to booking.
  • Prior to any service, do your best to ask questions virtually. Certain services offers several tools to help facilitate these conversations:
    • Exchange introductory information via messaging
    • Coordinate information about stays with your sitter to utilize video calling
    • Make a voice call
  • We encourage you to have conversations with your sitter about the measures you’re taking to protect yourself. Confirm that your safety precautions align with your sitter’s.
  • Check to see if your preferred sitter has noted any Covid-19 safety preferences in their profile.
  • We recommend that everyone in the community wash their hands frequently.
  • Keep your interactions short and try to maintain a 6-foot distance.
  • Wear a cloth face covering, as recommended by the CDC.
  • Sanitize your dog’s leash before handing it to your sitter and request that they do the same before giving it back.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily
  • Find health information specific to your state

Specifically, while a person with Covid-19 is symptomatic, they should maintain separation from household animals as they would with other household members, and avoid direct contact with pets, including petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, sleeping in the same location, and sharing food or bedding. If possible, a household member should be designated to care for pets in the home and should follow standard handwashing practices before and after interacting with the household animal. If a person with Covid-19 must care for pets or other animals, they should ensure they wash their hands before and after caring for them. Service animals should be permitted to remain with their handlers. Care for household animals that are sick or injured should be coordinated with the household’s local veterinarian. In order to ensure the veterinary clinic is prepared for the household animal, the owner should call ahead and arrange the hospital or clinic visit.

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Dairy for Dogs

Picking the right food, chews, treats, toys, etc. is essential to our pet’s nutrition. That’s why it’s always important to look at the ingredient label to make sure there is little to no harmful additives. Nepal Dog Chews can help provide the best chews for your pup. When dogs get a hold of our chews, it’s hard to take them away. My dog loves them so much she even likes to bring her chew to bed with her.

Here’s the reason why, Nepal Dog Chews have very limited ingredients. Their chews are pasteurized, high in protein, low fat, gluten free, lactose free, no preservatives, no dinging agents, odorless, they dry and re-hardens after being chewed. All of those features are probably why Lily likes taking her chew to bed with her, they’re long lasting. It’s a great product for young pups who have teeth coming in.

Even though the chews have Cow’s milk, they’re lactose free. The difference is that lactose is an ingredient in milk that can be taken out by using a modern enzyme-based approach. Which can selectively break down the lactose without affecting the rest of the milk. Milk is one of the most nutritious foods you can find. Milk contains a lot of good stuff that dogs need in their diet, including protein, calcium, and vitamins A, D, and B12. It has been widely studied and seems to have several important health benefits. Some of the health benefits of milk are the vitamins and minerals that are contained in milk itself.

The following vitamins and minerals are found in particularly large amounts in milk:

  • Vitamin B12- Foods of animal origin are the only rich sources of this essential vitamin.
  • Calcium- Milk is not only one of the best dietary sources of calcium, but the calcium found in milk is also easily absorbed
  • Riboflavin- Dairy products are the biggest source of riboflavin — also known as vitamin B2
  • Phosphorus– Dairy products are a good source of phosphorus, a mineral that plays an essential role in many biological processes

Nepal Dog Chews are also pasteurized, another benefit of the chews. Pasteurization is the process of heating milk to destroy potentially harmful bacteria that are occasionally found in raw milk. While working from home, making dinner or simply lounging on the couch these chews are perfect for keeping your dog busy. All Nepal Dog Chews products are produced and shipped from FDA compliant facilities. You can purchase these long-lasting chews at Nepal Dog Chews