Advice to help owners worried about their pet

Monday 29th June 2020

Pet experts have issued joint guidance to Welsh pet owners who may be worried or concerned about their pet during the COVID-19 crisis. Collective efforts across Wales to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have had a significant impact on all our lives. Many of us share our homes with pets, but the current situation can make it difficult to find help if we’re worried about their health and welfare.


This infographic aims to provide trusted advice to Welsh pet owners who may be worried about aspects of their pet’s health and wellbeing.


Here are some useful links:


Welsh Government advice for pet owners:

https://gov.wales/caring-animals-during-coronavirus-outbreak


Advice on pet grooming:

 https://www.mypetpeople.co.uk/pet-grooming-advice.html


Being aware of pet hazards and poisons:

http://tiny.cc/8l2arz


Preventing pets from escaping:

https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/our-resources/kennel-club-campaigns/whereisyourdog/print


Maintaining your pet’s diet:

https://www.pfma.org.uk/weight-hub


Pet behaviour:

https://www.rspca.org.uk/-/q-a-the-effect-of-the-coronavirus-on-our-pet-s-behaviour


Staying safe around dogs:

https://www.bluecross.org.uk/pet-advice/be-safe-dogs


Keeping children safe around dogs:

https://www.pdsa.org.uk/what-we-do/blog/vet-qa-keeping-pets-and-kids-calm-during-lockdown?utm_source=cfsg&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=tf3covid19&utm_content=petandkidslockdown

 

Charities providing help with vet costs by providing free or low-cost treatment:


Blue Cross: https://www.bluecross.org.uk/veterinary


RSPCA: https://www.rspca.org.uk/whatwedo/care/vetcare


PDSA: https://www.pdsa.org.uk/taking-care-of-your-pet/eligibility


Cats Protection (neutering): https://www.cats.org.uk/what-we-do/neutering/financial-assistance

 

For help and advice with your pet’s behaviour:


Animal Behaviour and Training Council:

http://www.abtcouncil.org.uk/2-website-content/33-find-a-registered-trainer-or-behaviourist.html


Cats Protection:

https://www.cats.org.uk/help-and-advice/cat-behaviour


Dogs Trust:

https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/help-advice/


Battersea:

https://www.battersea.org.uk/pet-advice/dog-advice/how-train-your-dog


PDSA:

https://www.pdsa.org.uk/taking-care-of-your-pet/looking-after-your-pet/puppies-dogs/bad-behaviour