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COVID-19 & your pet's health

Can dogs and cats contract COVID-19? How does the COVID-19 virus affect you and your furry family members?

By Michael Steve —

4 minute read

health + nutrition

Can pets contract COVID-19?  

According to the CDC, “At this time, there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Based on the limited data available, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low. The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person, typically through respiratory droplets from coughing, sneezing, or talking.

"People sick with COVID-19 should isolate themselves from other people and animals, including pets, during their illness until we know more about how this virus affects animals. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wear a cloth face covering and wash your hands before and after you interact with pets.”  More information on this topic can be found here:  CDC

What steps is Tailored taking to ensure their products are safe from exposure to COVID-19?  

Currently, there’s no evidence that the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted via food.  And nothing is more important than food safety for us at Tailored Pet.  All of our pet parents and pets can feel confident in our strict food safety procedures and practices from ingredient sourcing, to manufacturing, packaging and shipping. 

We are committed to doing our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19.  During the current outbreak, we’ve implemented additional precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of our people and broader community.  We’ve restricted visitors to our facilities and have increased sanitation of heavily trafficked areas and items touched most often.  While our associates are always diligent about proper hand-washing, we encourage telecommuting, practice social distancing, wear personal protection equipment, and take more breaks for sanitizing and disinfecting as a precaution.  We also practice safe, contact-free pickups with our FedEx shipping partners.

In these uncertain times, it’s even more important for businesses like ours to stay in business.  We’re here to help you order the best nutrition for your furry family members –from the comfort & safety of your home– and deliver it safely to your doorstep.  We are committed to making your life easier and your pet’s life better.

Schnoodle, cuddling with his owner

Is Tailored prepared for a rise in eCommerce shopping & demand?  

Yes!  Rest assured that we are ready to help service pets and pet parents who are following shelter in place orders – this is exactly what our company was designed for!  You can safely order your pet’s nutrition from the comfort of your home, and we'll deliver it contact-free to you.  That means more playtime, walk time, and cuddle time for you and your furry family members.

Also, there's no need to stockpile your pets’ food.  Simply begin your Tailored subscription, and set the order refill frequency that works best for you.  We will schedule your deliveries, so you never have to worry about running out of pet food again.


About the author

Michael, Tailored's Senior Pup Success Specialist, has nearly two decades of experience working in the companion animal nutrition space. Michael is also a proud pet dad to a sweet German Shepherd puppy named Rosa and handsome rescue kitty named Dandelion.



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