Our pets have become part of our families– as constant companion, playmate for the kids, and in some cases, a stress buster. That’s why many of us want to keep our pets healthy and happy.
Pet Express, the dog and cat shop for all your furbabies essentials, shares some practical tips from World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) on caring for your pets while at home:
- Practice proper hand-washing and pet safety when handling your pets. Wash your hands before and after touching them. Clean and sanitize your pets contact surfaces such as crate, dog beds, kennels and feeding areas regularly. Use pet-friendly and all-natural disinfectant in cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing your homes as it thoroughly removes stains and stinky odor.
- Make an indoor or backyard potty. Stock up pee pads in the house, if you and your pet can’t go outdoors.
- Keep them entertained and active while at home like award-winning actor Anthony Hopkins who serenades his cat Niblo with the piano You can also bond with them by teaching them some tricks or finding an indoor games or activity to play.
- Maintain a reasonable supply of pet food and required medication. Ensure their nutritional needs by providing the necessary veterinary diet and keep them hydrated by providing clean water to boost their immune system.
- Contact your veterinarian for your pet’s routine treatment and have their vaccinations updated.
- If you are sick, avoid close contact with your pet if you can. Ask a family member to take care of them and put them in a crate to protect them. If no one is available, maintain good hygiene practices and wear a face mask while taking care of your pet.
Also, those who registered for the annual Pet Express Doggie Run 2020 can join the first Pet Express Virtual Run, wherein pet parents and their dogs can join in the run from home. Suit up you and your dog in Doggie Run 2020 race gear and race bib; track and finish your runs anytime from June 1-30,2020 until you complete your distance; screencap your race results and send it to [email protected]. You can claim your finisher medal at your chosen Pet Express branch. Proceeds of the Pet Express Virtual Run will be donated to the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). For more updates and info, follow PetExpressPH on Instagram and Facebook.
Pet Express’ Call &Collect services are available in selected branches such as Pet Express SM North EDSA,Pet Express SM Cubao, Pet Express SM Fairview, Pet Express SM Megamall, Pet Express SM Aura, Pet Express SM Makati, Pet Express SM Masinag, and Pet Express SM CDO Premier, and also at Pet Express stores in V Mall, Estancia, Madison Galeries and Festival Mall. Pet Parents can select items online in Pet Express online catalog on their Facebook and Instagram stories; create a shopping list and call your preferred branch to place order and collect your order via Grab Express. You can also shop at the Pet Express Flasghip Store in Lazada app.