COVID-19 Resources | HABRI

COVID-19 Resources

from the Pet Care Community

Many HABRI supporters are working hard to meet the needs of pets, pet owners and pet care businesses during this unprecedented time. With their help, HABRI has compiled a list of resources and materials, including reliable data and information about the COVID-19 pandemic, and the importance of the human-animal bond in today’s world.

Webinars/Events

  • Upcoming:
    • Virtual Veterinary Care Summit
      • Presented by: Veterinary Virtual Care Association (VVCA), North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)
      • August 18, 2020 | 11:00 AM EDT
      • With 5.5 hours of education, networking, and experiential growth, the Veterinary Virtual Care Summit is free of charge to veterinarians, technicians, and anyone else interested in elevating the level of care they provide to animals.
      • Register for FREE here
    • WPA365/Virtual SuperZoo
      • Presented by: World Pet Association (WPA), SuperZoo
      • WPA365, also known as Virtual SuperZoo, is an online marketplace that offers brands real-time connectivity to retailers.
  • Recorded:
    • Recorded Pet Care Community Virtual Town Halls
      • Presented by: Pet Industry Leadership Summit, American Pet Products Association (APPA), Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) & WPA
      • This interactive town-hall style group conversation featured prominent panelists to lead the conversation and welcomed input from attendees from across the supply chain.
      • To view: Click here (April 9) and here (April 30)
    • Coronavirus Economic Impact Series:
    • Webinar Series – Navigating These Uncertain Times
      • Presented by: Pet Industry Leadership Summit & Global Pet Expo
      • Global Pet Expo and Pet Store Pro partnered with some of the most popular Academy speakers for a series of webinars designed to support pet care community businesses during these uncertain times.
    • Wellbeing in a Time of COVID
      • Presented by: American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
      • This special episode features Dr. Jen Brandt, AVMA’s Director of Member Wellbeing and Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, discussing wellbeing tips during the time of COVID-19.

Infographics

  • Pet Businesses Protecting People & Pets: Downloadable Infographic
    • Presented by: APPA, PIDA, PIJAC, WPA
    • This infographic provides an overview of what steps pet businesses are taking to protect customers and employees, according to a May 2020 survey of pet care community members.
  • Keeping Your Pandemic Pet, As Things Get Back to Normal-ish
    • Presented by: APPA, PIDA, PIJAC, WPA
    • This infographic offers help to new pet parents who may be considering returning a pet acquired during the first few months of COVID-19-related shut-down orders.
  • Top 5 Benefits of the Human-Animal Bond
    • Presented by: HABRI
    • HABRI has created this new infographic highlighting the benefits of a healthy relationship with a pet to remind everyone that in good times and in bad, our companion animals can be wonderful sources of comfort, joy, and support.
  • Top 5 Mental Health Benefits of Having a Pet
    • Presented by: HABRI, Mental Health America
    • HABRI, in partnership with Mental Health America, has created this new infographic highlighting the mental health benefits of a healthy relationship with a pet.
  • Can Pets Help You Live Longer?
    • Presented by: HABRI
    • To highlight the scientific evidence that pets can contribute to improved longevity, HABRI has created a new infographic on the ways pets can help us live longer.

Data/Research

  • For Pet Owners & The Pet Care Community
    • 24Pet ShelterWatch Report
      • Presented by: Pethealth Inc., 24PetWatch
      • 24Pet ShelterWatch Report is a weekly gauge of U.S. homeless pet populations in the care of 1191 animal welfare organizations which represents approximately 35 percent of our nation’s shelter animal population. The aim of this report is to provide an accurate assessment of  changes in animals entering and leaving shelters and the potential impact those changes will have in the future.
    • Survey Data Reveals More People Feel Attuned to Pets’ Health in Quarantine
      • Presented by: Banfield Pet Hospital
      • As people spend more time at home with their pets than ever before, new survey data suggests that the human-animal bond is playing an integral role in people’s lives.
    • Socializing Dogs During COVID-19
      • Presented by: AVMA
      • During this time, families are still training pets in their household, including dogs that are newly adopted or in new foster homes. This resource provides tips on how to ensure pets continue to enjoy new experiences and are comfortable with social interaction.
    • The Coronavirus and Pets
      • Presented by: NAVC
      • Dana Varble, Chief Veterinary Officer of the NAVC, shares information regarding pets and the coronavirus, and advises that pets should always be included in emergency preparedness plans.
  • For Veterinarians and Animal Health Professionals
    • Interactive Maps: COVID-19 and the Veterinary Profession
      • Presented by: AVMA
      • These maps present different lenses to view the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on veterinary medicine and veterinary professionals. They’re interactive, allowing users to zoom in and out and hide or show specific data layers when more than one variable is shown. Practices can use the data to make informed and strategic decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic that best support the delivery of critical services to patients and clients, while keeping veterinary teams safe.
    • COVID-19 State Orders
      • Presented by: AVMA
      • This tracking spreadsheet can help find specific orders or provisions in your state related to veterinary practices as essential businesses, telemedicine, personal protective equipment, and more. The AVMA is updating this information as it becomes available.
    • Resources for Veterinary Professionals
      • Presented by: IDEXX
      • This collection of resources from a wide array of experts include advice on practice management and finances, telemedicine practices, and maintaining the physical and emotional health and well-being of staff.

Suggestions, comments, questions?

Contact Lindsey at lmelfi@habri.org

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