What to do if you have pets and you need to self-isolate?

The RSPCA have some tips from animal welfare expert, Dr Samantha Gaines, which cover:

  • Tips for keeping your pets and family safe
  • How to meet your pets if you’re ill or need to self-isolate because of the coronavirus
  • Tips for keeping dogs happy without walks
  • What if you’ve been diagnosed with the Coronavirus

Click on the dog in the picture below for more information

Check out the RSPCA's advice on self-isolation and pet care
Check out the RSPCA's advice on self-isolation and pet care

Stock up on feed and medication for your animals

How long this virus will be around for, I haven’t a clue.  Sadly, we lost our German Shepherd at Christmas; if I still had him, though, I would be making sure that we have plenty of his medication in stock (he had epilepsy) and that we have a good supply of his food.   I’ve stocked up on bird food already – I don’t want our feathered friends in the garden to go hungry if it comes to the point where I can’t get out - and will keep topping up as we use it, just in case.

As more info comes through, I'll post it here.

Please don't forget the elderly...

Keep safe everyone - please remember the elderly and give them a call, if nothing else so that they (and you) can hear a friendly voice, or drop a note round to see if they are okay and need any shopping - even if it's to put it on their door step.  If you're shopping and doing an order online for yourself for instance, could there be things an elderly person next door needs that you could get for them?  Self isolating can be a very lonely thing to go through, especially if you don't have access to a computer or the ability to use one. 

Keep washing those hands.