In an ideal world, if you have or are suspected of having COVID-19, someone else (a family member, friend, neighbour) should provide care for your dog until
you are fully recovered. This allows you to get the rest you need and focus on getting better while keeping your pet safe.
If having someone else care for your pet is not a viable option, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly before and after interacting with them, preparing their food and handling their supplies (toys, leash, etc.). Try to avoid close face-to-face contact with your pet, such as cuddling, being kissed or licked and sharing food. Since you shouldn't leave home while self-isolating, consider using pee pads
or an artificial grass patch
if you don't have a private yard for your dog to do its business. It's also a good idea to keep a one month supply of your pet's food, treats, medications and poop bags on hand at all times during this pandemic – 'hope for the best, plan for the worst
' are words to live by in times like these!