It's been a year since the stay-at-home orders started to impact the rising cases of COVID-19. As we slowly ease into our new normals, is it time to work back in some spring activities with your pup? Remember that it was this time last year when the quarantines were implemented. At the time, you had no choice but to put everything related to spring on hold, especially going outside.
As the authorities gradually begin lift the restrictions, it’s time to go outside and finally enjoy spring once again, safely of course! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have given a thumbs up for outdoor activities because they have found that it is poses less risk than indoor activities.
Why Outdoor Activities Are the Safer Choice?
According to the CDC website's guidelines posted January, 2021, they now encourage outdoor activities because the infectious virus spreads quicker indoors than outdoors. Studies show that people are more likely to be exposed to COVID-19 when they are closer than six feet apart from others for more extended periods.
Moreover, CDC said that there's a lesser chance you can be exposed to the virus when you:
- Participate in outdoor activities.
- Stay at least six feet apart.
- Limit the amount of time spent with people who don't live with you.
For now, it is advisable to spend time outdoors with your family, those whom you're living in the same house with, and of course, don't forget to bring your furry family member with you.
Safe Spring Activities To Do With Your Dog
Here are several outdoor activities to try this spring with your furry friend:
Hike on local trails
City dwellers will surely love this activity since they've been stuck inside the four walls of their condo for a long time. Especially dogs that have missed out on their luxurious morning walks since the pandemic started.
Unlike cats, canines are not sedentary animals. They need a more spacious and greener playground for their physical and mental health. Remember the amount of holiday food your pup stuffed inside their tummies? Time to work it off.
This is also the perfect time to get acquainted with the blooming trees and flowers, inhale the fresh air, and soak in the sun. Find a trail that suits your and your dog's fitness levels. Plus, ensure that there is enough space for humans to social distance.
Get some vitamin "sea"
If your pup loves water, then take them to the beach and go for a swim. Or after a tiring hike, visit a nearby lake or river, and let them have some fun. Allow your furry friend to splash in the waves, jump in from the docks, or roll in the sand.
You may also spend a couple of hours having a blast in the water with your pup playing fetch. You both need this to let loose after months of stress in isolation.
Ensure that the swim area is not crowded, whether you are in or out of the water. CDC assures that there is no evidence that COVID-19 can spread to people through water in these types of recreation areas.
Give them an outdoor bath
Is there no beach or lake nearby? Go to your backyard, start pumping air into an inflatable pool or a rigid plastic children's pool, and fill it with water. Make sure that you set the inflatable pool beside a sprinkler. Get your doggo, put them near the kiddie pool, turn on the sprinkler, and wait until they jump right in. Now you can bathe your pup in a guise of a pool party! Clever, right?
Let your furry friend chase the water, try to bite the water, and splash around. Then you sneak in with a large bucket of soap and water and scrub them with one of those giant sponges. This way,your pup will think that you're only playing with them. The challenge here is preventing them from running and rolling in dirt or mud after washing and drying them.
You take it from here, pet parent! You're his/her master, and we believe you can thwart your pup's impending messy doom.
Perfect Petzzz: The Perfect Furry Buddy in this Post-COVID World
Although the CDC supports outdoor activities, there are few restrictions we must follow to adapt into the post-COVID era. Limitations like wearing a mask outdoors, staying at least six feet apart, avoiding crowded places, steering clear from poorly ventilated spaces, and last but not least, regularly washing your hands.
With an over-excited pup on a leash, it would be difficult for you to physically distance yourself, especially when your dog wants to interact with other dogs.
It is not only you and your pets, but other people are already yearning to go outside and enjoy the spring once again. So expect some crowded parks and beaches.
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