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All the dog care you need during Covid-19

on Fri 20 Mar

Stress and uncertainty is definitely in the air and no doubt our dogs will be feeling that. All usual routines thrown out the window as the whole family is suddenly at home and acting tense. A lot is still unknown at the moment and life is changing worldwide.

Let our guide take away one stress of looking after your dog with some links to local pet businesses who can help you during this time and I’m sure will be grateful for your custom too.

 

Dog daycares and dog walkers

Ok, yes! We will start with ourselves! What can a dog walker or daycare provider do for you and your pet during this time?

As there is no evidence of pets being transmitters of this virus, it is feasible for them to carry on in their usual daycare or walking routine provided there is sufficient cleanliness and hand washing – which in this industry is a given! We pick up faeces for a living after all!

Some, including ourselves, have put extra stringent precautions in place which allow our walkers to safely come and collect your dog even if you are self isolating or feeling unwell. Your dog does not have to stay indoors all day even though you are. They can enjoy their usual routine and walks.

Even if you are working from home, we generally still walk dogs from those working from home as they realise a tired dog is easier to work around! Home working can be easier said then done so get that pupster out and tuckered with his pals

For those in the healthcare sector, you may be finding yourself working overtime and finding it hard to look after your pooch. A daycare that provides pick up and drop off such as ScenterBarks of a boarder as below may be the solution you are looking for!

www.scenterbarks.co.uk 

Dog boarders

Our health is number one priority right now, this virus is spreading globally very quickly. In reality, most of us will contract the virus and recover ok. But what if you are unwell or even worse, hospitalised! If you don’t have friends and family around then you are going to need an amazing dog boarder or kennel! 

As they have had a lot of cancellations with travel grinding to a halt they have availability so why not line one up just in case?

Three oaks Kennels - https://threeoaksboardingkennels.co.uk 

Pet Carers Limited - http://www.pet-carers.co.uk 

 

 

Pet shops

Sadly the hoarders are also clearing the shelves of pet food as they prepare for months of isolation and pets will always need food!

If you are self isolating or unable to find your dog some food, check out these local pet shops who also deliver! They have a wide range of the best products!

Healthy Pet Store - https://healthypetstore.co.uk 

Pet Pantry - https://www.petpantrywinchester.co.uk 

If you are self isolating, your dog may become bored and there have been lots of articles regarding enrichment. For some ideas take a look at The Family Dog Clubs Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/pg/southernpetservices.co.uk  

To find fantastic enrichment toys as well as pet food, we highly recommend Sticks X Bones for some brilliant ideas and toys - https://sticksxbonestt.co.uk 

 

 

Pet shops

Sadly the hoarders are also clearing the shelves of pet food as they prepare for months of isolation and pets will always need food!

If you are self isolating or unable to find your dog some food, check out these local pet shops who also deliver! They have a wide range of the best products!

Healthy Pet Store - https://healthypetstore.co.uk 

Pet Pantry - https://www.petpantrywinchester.co.uk 

If you are self isolating, your dog may become bored and there have been lots of articles regarding enrichment. For some ideas take a look at The Family Dog Clubs Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/pg/southernpetservices.co.uk  

To find fantastic enrichment toys as well as pet food, we highly recommend Sticks X Bones for some brilliant ideas and toys - https://sticksxbonestt.co.uk 

 

Dog hydro pool

Not fancying heading out in public to walk your dog? Why not book an appointment and drive to a Hydro pool. Most do fun swims and this is as tiring as a walk if not more! 

We love and highly recommend K9 Aquacise in Romsey

https://www.k9aquacise.co.uk 

Pet taxi

If your dog or pet is unwell or needs to visit the pet, it may be easier said than done if you are in isolation! You may also need to stock up on regular medication to keep your pet healthy.
ScenterBarks are happy to provide this services to anyone who may require our assistance during this terrible time.

 

Dog trainers

Yes, you may still require them! With all the stress and changes in most households at the moment there are bound to be repercussions on your dogs behaviour. Dogs can act out of character when they are stressed! Many dog trainers can provide phone consults and online training courses and they will be there ready to continue when all of this is over!

Check out our favourite local trainers!

Armchair dogs - https://www.armchairdogs.co.uk 

The Family dog club - https://www.facebook.com/pg/southernpetservices.co.uk 

Goodall dog training - http://www.goodalldogtraining.com 

Adolescent dogs - https://www.adolescentdogs.com