Tips For Walking Your Dog During The COVID-19 Outbreak

In such a short amount of time, the pandemic has altered life for everyone – including pets. There are even specific precautions you should take the next time you take your dog for a walk. Keep reading to find out what they are.


Practice Social Distancing

You may encounter other people when walking your dog. If that occurs, remember to practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from them. In the event that they are coming towards you, step to the side and wait for them to pass by.


Keep Your Dog Away From Other Dogs

It turns out that social distancing does not only apply to people; it is also applicable to dogs! That being said, do not let your dog come in contact with another dog. This can be a particularly difficult step to follow if your dog jumps at the chance to greet a fellow canine.


Wear A Mask

There are some people who are not wearing masks because it has not been mandated by their government officials. Even if masks are not mandatory, it is still a good idea to wear one. After all, it provides another layer of protection between you and the virus. 

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