6 Tips for Working From Home with Your Pet During Quarantine
If working from home is new for you, it’s also new for your pet. With your old routine shaken up, try to create some new structure for Fido to help him settle into the new norm and learn what to expect.
It will ease everyone’s stress and help your work day run more smoothly.
Give them their own comfy space.
It’s important to get your pet comfortable with having their own space, even when you’re home. Sometimes they’ll find the floor or a cardboard box on their own, but for a real treat, get them a new cozy bed.
“When I shop for my English bull-dog, I look for high quality, well designed products that match the aesthetic of my modern home.” Parisa Fowles-Pazdro, founder of max-bone.
Treat your furry friend with a bed of their own, so they can stay cozy while you’re on conference calls all day. You can elevate your WFH space with modern design and high-quality pet products from Max-bone. Max-bone touts pet beds and food bowls that you won’t want to tuck away in the corner. For a limited time, Max-bone offers a 30% off exclusive of their Comfort at Home section for Travelbank customers featuring ped beds, treats, and bowls.
Take your calls in peace.
How many times has your pet decided to join your conference call or hop in front of the camera? TravelBank Art Director and dog mom of a beautiful rescue named Mac advises, “If your dog is in the room or lurking around, go on mute any time you aren’t talking!”
Another option is Krisp, an AI-powered application that removes background noise in real-time calls, helping you improve your communication and productivity. And right now you can try Krisp for free.
“With Krisp, you can take calls from any corner in your home, without getting interrupted when your dog barks at the mailman.” – Artavazd Minasyan, Co-founder & President of Krisp
Provide plenty of exercise.
The good news? Working from home can help you get more exercise by walking or playing with your pet. However, if your schedule is jam-packed or you’re unable to get outside, you can still create a routine with regular walks to keep your dog happy, healthy, and exercised.
“Keeping your dog on a regular schedule will help reduce anxiety, especially for breeds that must be exercised regularly for their physical and mental health.” – Dylan Allread, COO of Wag!
Wag! offers on-demand and scheduled dog walking that you can book through a mobile app. Even better, Wag! donates a portion of walk proceeds to GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank and through this program has provided more than 8 million meals to shelter dogs in the United States. Get 2 free walks ($40 credit) as a TravelBank customer.
Keep them healthy.
Now, more than ever, keeping your pets and yourself healthy is of utmost importance. Start by giving your pet great food that they’ll thank you for, and over time you should be able to cut down on vet visits.
“If you think about your own diet, you can clearly tell the difference between a packaged product versus something that is really direct to the table.” — Dr. Justin Shmalberg, Chief Nutrition Officer at Nom Nom
Nom Nom offers healthy, fresh food for cats and dogs formulated by vets. Meals are cooked with whole, natural ingredients, pre-portioned, and delivered to your door each week. Get 50% off your first order and see the difference a fresh diet can make.
Don’t miss a prescription.
The last thing you need right now is to miss a prescription dose for your pet and wind up at the vet in a time crunch. Whether it’s for a pre-existing condition or a monthly preventative medication for things like heartworm, knock this item off your to do list in less time with an online order.
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Help them relax.
Eighty six percent of pet parents surveyed said spending time with their pets helps alleviate stress from today’s news topics like the coronavirus, economy, and politics. And, as happy as your pet is to have more time together, a brand new routine can actually cause them anxiety. As we’ve noted above, exercise, mental stimulation, and a dedicated space like a bed or crate can help. But if they’re not completely doing the trick, calming treats are another great option.
Honest Paws makes 100% all-natural CBD bites and oils specially formulated for your pet. They not only help with managing anxiety, but also promote joint mobility and support healthy skin. Try them for your pet and get free shipping on orders over $40.