In today’s article, we will talk about, how can we keep our pet happy and healthy during the lockdown of COVID-19. Due to COVID-19, there are some restrictions, such as physical distancing and lockdown, due to the COVID-19 pandemic has an impact on both humans and animals. Due to COVID-19, there is a sudden change in the daily routine of many pet’s lives. And their owners started work at home instead of the office. While this can be an anxious time for everybody it is difficult to see things positively. One of which is spending more time with our pets, for whom this outbreak can also be challenging, especially if they are kept inside for longer periods than usual.
To help make things a little easier we have pulled together some ideas on how to keep your pets occupied. Here are some ideas to keep your pets busy.
Activities To Keep Your Dogs Healthy During COVID-19
Here we will discuss some activities which keep your dogs happy and healthy during COVID-19.
Treats are another source of fun and entertainment for your dogs during COVID-19. You need to add some food or a treat in an ice-cream container and fill it with water and freeze it. Your dog will have lots of fun waiting for the ice to melt and revealing the delicious surprise for him to enjoy.
2. Playing Shell Games
You can also play shell games with your dogs during COVID-19. Place three plastic cups on the floor and hide a treat under one of the cups. Move the cups around each other while your dog watches the movements. Then see if he can find the cup with his reward.
Chewing is a natural behavior for dogs and chews such as Kongs can keep your dog busy for hours. It will also help to maintain good dog dental hygiene.
Activities To Keep Your Cats Healthy During COVID-19
1. Physical Games
You can play different physical games with your cats during the lockdown of COVID-19. Physical games like throwing ball keep your cat busy for a few hours.
2. Torch game
You can use a torch to make a light spot dart around the room and let your cat indulge her passion for ‘hunting’ it.
3. Play Fishing Games
Turn some string into a kind of fishing rod. Fix a lock at the end of it and then swing it through the room. Your cat will love chasing it.
Which Kind Of Activities Keep Your Other Pets Happy?
1. Obstacle courses
Build a small and safe obstacle course using a few small boxes of different heights with treats on top of them, so that your pet is kept busy finding the treats.
2. Hide & Seek
This game works well if the incentive is to find food treats. Just spread a few healthy snacks around the room for your pet to find. Tip: they might need some help at first!
3. Other Games
Tie a piece of apple to a tight ribbon and pull it across the room to get your pet to ‘hunt’ the fruit.