Coronavirus and your pet

 

The RSPCA has a very helpful section on their website covering a wide-range of questions you may have about Covid-19 and your pet. The UK Government has also produced Coronavirus advice for animal owners and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has advice on accessing veterinary care for your pet during the pandemic.

 

RSPCA

 

The RSPCA has an excellent section on their website providing answers on a wide-range of questions on your pet and the Coronavirus. Subject areas include: 

 

  • Can I still walk my dog?
  • Can pets transmit/pass/spread COVID-19 to people?
  • What should I do with my pet if I am, or someone in my family is ill with coronavirus?
  • What should I do if my pet is ill?
  • What do I do about my pet's vaccinations?
  • Can I stroke other people's pets or walk someone else's dog?
  • Can I still travel to feed my horse?
  • What can I do to keep my cat entertained indoors?
  • How to keep children safe and dogs happy when staying at home.

 

Click HERE to go to the RSPCA website.

 

 UK Government

 

The UK Goverment has information on their website offering advice for peoople with animals. The website includes information on cats, dogs, horses, livestock and other animals and may be accessed HERE

 

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)

 

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has produced guidance on accessing veterinary services through the Coronavirus. Vets are currently providing emergency care and may ask for you to send photos or videos of your pet to help them to assess whether a face-to-face consultation is needed (which will be done using social distancing measures). The RCVS website includes information on:

 

  • What should I do if my animal needs veterinary care?
  • What should I expect if I am asked to attend the practice premises for an appointment? 
  • Will practices be offering vaccinations in this period? 
  • What if I am self-isolating and my animal is unwell? 
  • What can I do now? 
  • Where can I find additional advice? 

 

Click HERE to go to their website.

 

 

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