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How to Take Care for Pets if You Have Covid-19

HOW TO CARE FOR PETS If you have COVID-19 or if your pets have been exposed to COVID-19 Keep Your Pets in Your Home Consider this if pets must be moved to another home • If you are sick, ask someone else in your home who is not sick to care for your pets. • If everyone in the home is sick or you live alone, it is still best to keep your pets in the home if it is possible to care for them. • Individuals at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness (people over 65) years or with underlying health conditions) should avoid being temporary caregivers to exposed animals, if possible. Avoid close or prolonged contact with pets Keep the pets isolated to one area of the home in order to minimize contact with other animals or people, if possible. Keep pets away from people and other animals Try to avoid the following as much as possible: snuggling them, kissing them, letting them lick you, sharing food with them, or letting them sleep in your bed or sit on your lap. 2 metres Keep pets indoors as much as possible. • When dogs are outside, they should be on leash and at least two metres away Take precautions when providing care for pets from other people and animals. Monitor your pets for any signs of illness - if they have been • Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub immediately before and after touching exposed to COVID-19 the pets, their food or supplies. • Try not to cough or sneeze near the pets. Always cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue and clean your hands afterwards. Always avoid touching your face.. • If your pet shows signs of illness, call your veterinarian to determine if your animal needs to be seen at a clinic or can be managed at home. MORE INFO: BELLASHOUSEANDPETS

How to Take Care for Pets if You Have Covid-19

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Read these tips on how to take care for your pet if you have Covid-19 or if your pet has been exposed to Covid-19

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