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What you need to know about sheltering and working in place with pets

Posted at 4:51 AM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 09:36:10-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — As we’re all adjusting to our new normal, we can’t let our furry family members be an afterthought. We’re not only sheltering in place but also we’re limiting our time outdoors, social distancing ourselves from others and working from home. All these things combined present a major life change for our pets, too.

Just as humans are going stir crazy and seeking ways to stay engaged and entertained while stuck at home, the same is true for our fur babies. So, it’s more important than ever to find new tricks to help keep them physically and mentally stimulated.

Pets’ safety should also take priority… and there are dangers lurking in our home office setups that can be harmful to their health.

23ABC spoke with Darris Cooper, National Dog Training Operations Manager at Petco, about how pet parents can help their pets #SitStayHome with peace of mind.

Some of the topics Cooper spoke about include keeping pets safe and healthy while sheltering in place and social distancing, potential hazards our home offices present to pets, ways to keep pets engaged and entertained indoors, and how to help shelter animals during this unprecedented time.

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