Travel regulations as part of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus require short trips and close to home.
What abouttake her out the dog?
And how to respect the barrier gestures essential to prevent the pandemic and save lives?
Rules for dog walking
Interviewed in the 8 p.m. TV news on Monday March 23, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe to refine guidelines for brief trips related to needs of pets.
- Take your dog out alone.
- Near his home within one kilometer.
- For an hour every day so that he can work out.
- Briefly to satisfy its natural needs.
Have in his possession a ID card and the travel certificate derogatory correctly completed, signed and dated.
Warning ! Since Wednesday March 25, a new version has been available on the website of the Minister of the Interior.
- It is now necessary to indicate the time of the exit.
- If you do not have a printer, it can be copied by hand on plain paper.
Fines for non-compliance:
- A fine of 135 euros for violating the rules.
- A fine of 1,500 euros in the event of a repeat offense within 15 days.
- The offense will be recognized and punished with a fine of 3,700 euros and six months in prison from 4 recurrences noted within 30 days.
Access to green spaces and parks being prohibited (prefectural decree dated March 21), the pads of our dogs will be weakened by repeated contact with the bitumen.
So remember to moisturize them generously and regularly to limit injuries and cracks (also read: care for a damaged pad).
Respect barrier gestures
Remember that the dog is not a possible contaminant of the coronavirus, but a potential vector.Why ?
If you pass someone with Covid-19 and they sneeze near or petting your dog, their coat may receive microdrips of saliva and become a contaminated surface.
Strictly following the sanitary rules is to protect your dog, your family, yourself ... and save lives.
- Take your dog out on a leash so that he does not rub shoulders, congregate or pass by.
- Respect social distancing of one meter by keeping yourself away from people.
- Have your dog take a bath if you think you have been in contact with someone infected with Covid-19.
- Regularly put your dog's collar and leash in the washing machine (temperature 60 ° C).
- Cough and sneeze into his elbow.
- Use a disposable tissue.
- After each outing, wash your hands with soap or a hydroalcoholic solution.
- If you have Covid-19, take your dog to someone you trust.
Remember to bring bags to collect your dogs' excrement. No need to give our companions a bad image during this delicate period of confinement.
Did you know ?
It is important not to rinse your dog's paws with a disinfectant or a hydroalcoholic solution. You could damage his skin (sore, allergy, etc.) and licking himself could make him sick. No need to take risks at a time when veterinary consultations are reduced to emergencies.
If you are concerned, simply rinse your dog's paws in clean water with Marseille soap.
Cuddle and play with your dog (throwing a ball, agility, distributor of treats, strengthening of education, etc.) so that he can maintain good physical and mental health. Dogs are emotional sponges, they sense our stress and also suffer from confinement.
In any case, take care of him.
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The Plague of Albert Camus