Daily updates about this virus includes a case of a dog in Hong Kong testing positive for it. We want to address this because we have clients worldwide.
Before more panic ensues, here’s a reliable blog where the renowned Dr. Weese explains where we stand. https://www.wormsandgermsblog.com/2020/02/articles/animals/dogs/covid-19-in-a-dog/?fbclid=IwAR06md2rE6omsULvb3oEnALROIFMNsxA4QhKfWPySYkvwA6cL9M4Ax7xb60
Arguably the more realistic consideration about an outbreak (pandemic or otherwise) is we’re being advised to consider having 2-3 weeks worth of food and other daily needs in reserve. How would this affect our dogs?
If you feed a commercial diet, it should be easy to have more of it on hand. For those of us feeding home-prepared foods, the preparation involves a bit more consideration. Perhaps this can help:
- Have extra meat in the freezer
- Keep extra cans of the fish in the diet (sardines/sockeye salmon/etc)
- Running out of room for cans in cupboards? Canned fish can be divided into daily/weekly amounts and frozen
- Use frozen veggies and fruits rather than fresh if you’re going to limit your time in stores
- Is yogurt in the diet? Freeze some for future use
- Baby food veg/fruits can come in handy and make nice treats
- Buy sweet potato/potato in larger amounts if they’re included in the diet
- Already making a week’s worth of food for the freezer? Great. Make 2-3!