How to care for your pets if you're ill or have to self-isolate due to Coronavirus

Date: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Source: 
RSPCA

A guest blog by RSPCA animal welfare expert, Dr Samantha Gaines.

As fears about Coronavirus - or Covid-19 - sweep the globe, health authorities are issuing lots of advice to people. But what about our pets? 

While there's no evidence to suggest that pets can be carriers of Coronavirus or can become ill from it themselves, your pets may be impacted if you or any members of your family test positive for the virus or are asked to stay at home and self-isolate. 

We're urging pet owners not to panic and not to abandon their pets. There are lots of easy ways to take care of your pets' needs even if you can't leave the house.

Tips for keeping your pets and family safe

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