Making Your Life Easier as a Pet Parent in Lockdown: Our Top 5 Tips.
For some households, the lockdown has been full of long walks at the beach with their pets, kids, and loved ones. However, for most other families, the lockdowns and social distancing measures have created a whole new set of challenges. Especially when it comes to being a pet parent in lockdown!
Indeed, parents had to learn how to deal with having the kids at home, while also working from the sofa, and keeping the house going. If you are in this situation, you might have even used your pet as an excuse to have an extra walk outside during the day. However, after the initial period of adjustment, now it is easy to see the difficulties of having to care for a pet while dealing with the ever-changing restrictions.
Here are five life-saving tips for pet owners.
Buy Supplies in Bulk
First of all, buy supplies – such as snacks, food, and supplements in bulk. Depending on their age, your pets are likely to be with you for several months or years, so there is no risk of wasting money on such supplies. And, of course, buying in bulk can also help you save money on the price of high-quality supplies.
While you might still need to buy a few additions in the next months, it can’t hurt to have enough food, wipes, and supplements at hand during a lockdown.
Get Your Pet Food Delivered
Whether you have decided to buy in bulk or not, you can buy dog food online and have it delivered to save you carrying those huge bags around.
While this might seem just a small help at first, it can save you having to find a pet store that has the supplies you are looking for for a reasonable price. And, of course, buying online can help you stay away from high-traffic areas such as supermarkets, where the risk of getting infected might be higher.
Create a Safe Space in Your Garden
Whether you have just a small patio or an urban garden with a small potential, you can turn it into a dog-friendly space. While going to the park with your dog might be an excuse to practice exercise while also keeping up with your daily chores, not everybody is in the position of being able to do so.
Your nearest park might be far away, or you might belong to that portion of the population that is the most vulnerable. In any case, investing time in creating a nice outdoor space for your dog can make all the difference!
Invest in Brain Games
When introducing a rescue puppy into your household, you know that you have to look after their physical and emotional wellbeing. However, it is just as important to give a chance to your puppy to be mentally stimulated. And, now that you have to spend some more weeks indoors, investing in brain games can be an excellent way to keep your furry friend healthily entertained.
Prevent Separation Anxiety
Undoubtedly, your dog is extremely happy to be spending the whole day with you and the whole family. And, if remote working is indeed a trend here to stay, you are likely to be spending more time at home in the future.
However, not everyone in your family will spend as much time with your dog during the day. Therefore, it is crucial to prepare him now and avoid separation anxiety later.
Photo by Zen Chung from Pexels
Zen Chung from Pexels
Photo by Zen Chung from Pexels
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