7. Stock up on your pet essentials as well
Next time you go shopping, remember about your beloved pets, says Rachel Barrack, DVM, founder of Animal Acupuncture.
“As you’re stocking the pantry with your personal essentials, make sure to have enough of your pet’s food, medications, kitty litter, restroom pads, and more on hand. A 30-day supply is recommended,” she says. Stocking up will save you extra trips outside, with the potential for virus exposure.
Barrack adds that “in the event you are unable to care for your pet, write instructions of their daily needs and designate a trusted family member or friend to be an emergency caregiver. If you must care for your pet and have contracted the disease, wash your hands before and after, and wear a mask.”