March 26, 2020

No Dog Walks or Liquor Sales in Tight Rules for South Africa Lockdown

The South African government has released its final regulations covering the 21-day lockdown to start at midnight on Thursday, and it said that people were meant to stay in their homes at all times except to obtain essential goods and services. The Minister of Police Bheki Cele said at a press conference, where several ministers from the security cluster commented on the regulations under the Disaster Management Act, that all businesses would be closed so there would be no reason for anyone to be on the roads except for essential goods and services specified in the act. (See the list […]
March 25, 2020

Can Dogs Get Coronavirus?

In early March 2020, the World Health Organization declared that the COVID-19 novel coronavirus is a global pandemic. In the panic over the spread of the virus, people are worried not only about their own health but the health of their dogs, cats, and other pets. Dogs wearing face masks have popped up in photos across social media, causing pet owners everywhere to ask: can dogs get coronavirus? Can dogs contract COVID-19? Dogs can contract certain types of coronaviruses, such as the canine respiratory coronavirus, but this specific novel coronavirus, aka COVID-19, is believed to not be a health threat to dogs. […]
March 25, 2020

How to care for your pets when carrying out ‘social distancing’ or staying at home due to Coronavirus: Q&A

Many of us are very worried about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on our pets and so we have pulled together some Q&As to help you. The Government is issuing regular updates on the virus and what we need to do so please do keep coming back to make sure you are up to date. Can coronavirus infect pets? There is currently no evidence that companion animals can be infected with, or spread, the version of coronavirus which is affecting people: 2019- nCOV or Covid 2019. However, it is important to adopt good hygiene practices which is good advice […]

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