Those who have pets understand that they are equal to family. And just like us, our pets too have a tough time staying at home all the time. They experience the same mental and physical stress humans do.

Here are some tips for pet parents to easily deal with everyday problems and live together at home in harmony.

If you have dogs in your home, they need to get at least 40 mins of exercise every day. If you live in an apartment complex, a short walk around the block and playing a little is good enough. The American Kennel Club recommends washing hands before and after the walk, keeping a distance from other dogs, and cleaning your pets’ paws of the dirt they might’ve picked up.

If going outside is not an option, then you can play some games at home. You can teach them some new tricks to give them a brain workout so they stay sharp. Cats too require exercise daily. You can let them chase a toy or build them obstacle courses so you can have fun with them.

Another common problem pet parents face is their intrusion into the workspace. You’re in the middle of a meeting or a class and your dog comes to lick your face or your cat curls up into your lap. This can be extremely inconvenient and may also seem unprofessional to others.

The best way to deal with this is to tire out your critter before you start work and create a cozy and safe place for them to play around throughout the day.

Veterinary services are hard to acquire in times like these especially with the risk of catching the virus looming over us, so it’s important to keep the emergency numbers in hand. Depending on your location and resources, your vet will provide you with a checklist to follow if any symptoms show up in your pets.

Hope you and your pets are safe and healthy!

Contributed By- Shivananda Lanka, Content Writer @ Mitti Ke Rang

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