We're All in This Together: COVID-19 & Your Dog

June 2, 2020

Updated June 10, 2020 

Parnell knows it is critical to do our part in response to COVID-19. We are diligently following the best practices as outlined by the CDC. This is a good reminder for us all about the importance of family, which includes our furry members. While we are working remotely, rest assured your Glyde products will still be delivered when you need them and in the safest way possible.

Thank you for being part of the Parnell and Glyde Mobility Chews family!

Get all of your #COVID19 pet questions answered. Keep yourself and your doggo healthy during this stressful time. Updated to be sure you know the facts. Also, we are sharing some good news because we all deserve it.

As we work to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, some good news arrived: our dogs are not carriers of the disease and cannot pass the disease onto others. This is comforting news for the millions of us at home with our fur-babies. Now, more than ever, our pets are providing us comfort and joy in ways we did not see before.

Because of the current issues, here is a one-stop location for answers to all your pet-related questions from the experts, adorable puppy pictures because we all need a smile and how to stay active with your dog. Read on!

Recent developments

There have been some news of pets with a COVID-19 diagnosis. A pug in North Carolina was supposed to be the first canine to develop the illness, but it was later determined to be false. At this time, there is news of a German Shepherd dog which may have contracted the illness

A recent development regarding the tiger from the Bronx Zoo who tested positive for COVID-19 has many people wondering if you can get the virus from your pets. A recent article from Today's Veterinary Practice, further confirmed this is not possible: 

“There is no evidence that a dog, cat or any pet can transmit COVID-19” to humans, says WHO. “COVID-19 is mainly spread through droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks.”

COVID-19 Pet Questions Answered

Here are the expert’s advice and answers to your frequently asked questions. Click on the links for more information on your pet-related COVID-19 questions:

  • The CDC has confirmed there are no reports of people encountering animals and becoming sick with COVID-19. Read Animals and COVID-19 from the CDC.
  • The Human Society of the United States has outlined information about taking care of your pet, shelter information and confirms how pets are not carriers of the virus. Read their FAQs.
  • The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has this information on COVID-19: FAQs for Pet Owners from the AVMA.

Hopefully this information helps shed a light on the virus when it comes to our fur-babies. 

Good News You Deserve

We have all been struggling with our new normal. Here is some good news!

Pet shelters across the U.S. have reported more people than ever are adopting and fostering dogs.

National Puppy Day was March 23! Many of us celebrated with new puppies.

This week, our C.E.O. and his family added a new puppy and it's an adorable beagle! 

Beagle Puppy

Her name is Cookie and we are all in love with her!

Beagle Puppy

Parnell: Doing Our Part

Parnell knows it is critical to do our part in response to COVID-19. We are diligently following the best practices as outlined by the CDC. Our offices are working from home and we have postponed travel plans. We have also important safety practices in place to get our products out, including Glyde™ Mobility Chews.

We have everything in place to deliver Glyde to our pet parents who rely on it for their dog's mobility, in the safest way possible. The best part is you do not need to leave your home to get Glyde for your dog, thanks to our on-line store, which is fully operational. 

As some of us are working from home, some are part-time in the office, what does it look like? Here are a few images of those who are most excited to have us there: our fur-babes. Enjoy these photos of our new co-workers:

We have a few new puppies at home, so they are happy we are home. Mick has a new puppy! Pippa is his 9-week-old Tamaruke. 

Peppa

We aren't sure where Pippa ends and the office chair begins. 

Peppa at the office

Jessica’s co-workers are the new puppy, Luna the Labrador Retriever, and senior dog, Lucky Beagle. Luna is only 8 months old and over 50 pounds! Lucky is 10 years old and a good mentor to Luna, whose nickname has become “Lunatic” because of the crazy things she does.

Luna and Lucky at the office

Lucky keeps up with Luna, thanks to Glyde Mobility Chews!

Here are some photos of Shannon's co-worker, her puppy Watson: 

Watson

Shannon is a new fur-mom and she recently brought home her puppy in January. Watson is a 4-month-old Scottie. Shannon jokingly said her co-worker is "pretty high-maintenance."

Watson on her lap

Shannon is doing "doga" here. She's stretching with her dog to take a mental health break from work. It's therapeutic for them both. 

Keeping Active with Your Dog

Social distancing also means stay home and enjoy family. Can you imagine life without a dog? We can’t either! Thankfully, we have our family and our pets at home, and their health is very important. Boredom becomes a factor for the fur-kids too. Here is what we can do to stay active, with the help of our dog:

  • Walk outside for at least 20 minutes a day. While gyms are not open in our area, we can still enjoy fresh air walks with our dogs.
  • Practice training. As we have a new puppy in the house, sometimes we skip training. No excuses now! At least 30 minutes a day of dog training.
  • Teach our dogs new tricks. Get the treats out and give them some attention.
  • Bake for your dog. Try some of those delicious doggie recipes. No calories for you and your dog enjoys the treats.
  • Tug of war. Always a great game and guaranteed for laughs.
  • Doga. This new form of yoga with your dog is a natural to stretch and relieve stress.
  • Dog photography session. Try some new settings on your phone or camera and see what you get. Will your pup sit pretty for a photo?
  • Watch dog movies. There are a ton of dog movies. Watch one of your favorites and one you haven’t seen before to add to the list. We love this list from Woman's Day magazine. 

While there is much uncertainty in our lives right now, one thing remains certain: the love for our family and our pets.

Use this time as a good reminder for us all about the importance of family, which includes our furry members. 

Keep Your Dogs Active with Glyde Mobility Chews