Coronavirus advice for animal owners

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What does this involve?

The Scottish Government has published advice for animal owners on how to ensure pets, companion animals and livestock are properly cared for if you need to self-isolate due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

This guidance aims to maintain the health and welfare of animals during the pandemic while also helping reduce the transmission of coronavirus between humans. There is also emerging evidence that animals can be infected with coronavirus after coming into contact with infected humans, although this is rare.

The advice includes information on hygiene and physical distancing while looking after animals, as well as guidance for dog walkers, boarding kennels, stables, farmers and other businesses which focus on animals and their care.

It also explains where to get help if you are struggling to walk your dog or look after other animals because you are required to self-isolate in line with government guidelines, especially if you are vulnerable and shielding.

Am I eligible?

Anyone can use this service.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Owners of pets, companion animals or livestock, as well as those responsible for their care.

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Government website for more information and to read the full guidance.

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