In a time where social-distancing and self-quarantine is essential, it's understandable if you're finding that the cabin fever is getting too much. Whether you're a parent to hooman or fur babies, or both, we can see how this new dynamic can be overwhelming.
Does it feel like every time you turn around your doggo is getting themselves into some kind of trouble? Or is your little one finding entertainment at the bottom of the kitty litter? Is your cat taking strain too?
If working from home and managing a whole household full-time is new to you, keep on reading! We've put together our best tips to help you achieve a purrfect home while still keeping your sanity.
PARENTING IN A TIME OF CORONA:
A SURVIVOR'S GUIDE
While it may be tempting to immediately jump to panic mode, self-quarantine doesn't have to be a time of chaos! With the right boundaries and aids, your pets and little ones can live happily together.
First thing's first - let's cover a question that most furparents are asking themselves:
Can Pets Catch the Coronavirus?
As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads, worrying about our purrfect pets is completely normal. After all, who wants to see their favorite fur-ends down in the dumps? Here's the good news: there's no need to panic yet!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the infection is only spreadable through person-to-person contact. Although it was reported that one doggo had a low-grade run-in with the virus, there has been no confirmation of our pets being able to spread the disease. Furthermore, the World Health Organization stated that there was no evidence that dogs or cats have become ill with the Corona pandemic.
With that in mind, we can still take extra safety precautions to ensure that our pooches and families stay fit and healthy. Let's keep washing those hands and keep our paws off of any unconfirmed viral sources!
Now that we've got that out of the way, let's jump into the real reason why you're here - navigating the chaos of parenting your pets and children! With a full home, you may be noticing that things are going a little haywire.
Your makeshift home office may quickly be turning into an extension of your child's playroom and you might be noticing your dog sneaking a few more treats out of the cat's food bowl. As parents with 2 cats at home ourselves, we hear you! It's times like these where baby and pet proofing is more important than ever. This isn't just for the safety of your pets and children, but for your sanity too.
How to Calm the Chaos with Door Buddy:
Before the words "Coronavirus" and "Covid-19" became part of our day-to-day vocabulary, dealing with these pet and toddler problems were the norm for us. We were constantly struggling to keep our crawling baby from getting into the litter box and cat food. It was a nightmare! That's when we came up with Door Buddy.
Door Buddy is an adjustable door strap that keeps little ones and dogs out of rooms with the kitty litter and cat food while giving us grown-ups and cats easy access into the area. The best part is that it can be installed within seconds and it doesn't require any renovations to your decor or doors. Our latch simply attaches to your door and door frame with the use of adhesives - no cutting holes or changing up the structure of your home necessary!
So, how can Door Buddy help you during this time? For starters, many doggo parents may feel tempted to keep their pooches in a crate. This may work for some doggos but for others, they can quickly become bored and therefore agitated and slightly destructive. Not to mention the fact that the barking and crying will start to drive you mildly insane!
With our product, you can keep your dog from accessing no-go zones while still allowing them the freedom to roam around the home. Although rooms with the cat food and litter box may be the first prize for many of our customers, you can use our door strap to block off your home office too.
Then there are the kiddos. Now that schools are closed, we're sure you have your hands full with curious tots. On top of that, if you've stocked up on your home's necessities, you may find that there are a lot more hazards lying around. All you'll need to do is slap on a Door Buddy and get back to work!
Instead of spending hours of your day running around after your children or chasing your doggo out of rooms, let us help you try and settle the chaos.
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