COVID-19 advice for cat owners

* Information from our friends at International Cat Care

As we mentioned in our post last week, there is no evidence that pets can become ill from the disease or be a source of infection for humans. However, carrying on with good hygiene precautions, including handwashing after handling pets, are easy to do. Restrict face kissing or letting pets lick faces as a sensible precaution. There is no need to consider rehoming pets or abandoning them during this pandemic because of worries about the disease being able to spread between people and pets.

Changes in routine can be unsettling for all of us, including our cats, so if you are working from home or self-isolating try to keep routines similar. With more family members at home, ensure cats have places to hide away from the extra noise and easily accessible litter trays and other resources. Cats often prefer to sleep and observe their surroundings from high resting places. They also prefer to ‘do their business’ in quiet areas. Now that we are all at home more often, take extra care of your cat’s needs.

Click here for more advice on how to make your home cat friendly.

 

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