Staying at home will be tough at times, but we want you to make the most of self-isolation with your pets. These uncertain times are a great way to forge even stronger bonds with our pets, and our furry, feathered and finned friends can help continue to bring us comfort.
Keeping cats safe and happy at home is great way to keep your cat healthy. One quirk about cats to remember is that some don’t want attention and to play all the time. Ensuring your kitty has somewhere to escape to and adequate access to litter trays will be important, especially if they’re not quite used to people being home 24/7.
- Check our helpful guide on keeping cats happy at home.
- This is a great guide from our friends at RSPCA Queensland for making a D.I.Y cat wand.
- Here’s a video for how to make a great cat puzzle feeder.
- Classic games like fetch and tug-o-war are always a great way to interact and spend quality time with your dog, whilst also providing you both with a chance to exercise.
- See our tips for walking your dog in the age of social distancing for tips on how to get out into the sunshine and fresh air with your dog whilst also following the advice of health authorities.
- RSPCA Queensland has great D.I.Y guide to making a crinkly bottle toy.
- If you’ve recently adopted a puppy or dog, or want to know how to ensure the toys your dog plays with are safe and durable, check out our tips.
- The Conversation also has a great article on how to make sure your dog doesn’t get canine cabin fever.
CHANGE IT UP
Ensure your pet has some different toys to play with and rotate them to bring some variety and help them avoid boredom.
KNOW YOUR PET
Not all pets are the same, and what one dog or cat likes to do, may not be what the next furry friend wants to. Use this time to really learn what your pet loves to do – you might even work out some new games to play.
Most of all, enjoy this time to slow down at home and enjoy your pet’s company.
If you’re about to move to remote working, check out our tips for working from home with pets.