Coronavirus is not considered a food safety issue by the Food Standards Agency or the EFSA (European Food Standards Authority).
Remember that if you are isolated or self-isolating this may be for a minimum of 14 days. Therefore, it is a good idea to ensure you have enough food supplies for your treasured, furry friends.
Where possible, weigh out what food you have remaining to see how much supply you currently have. Always ensure you have a minimum of 2 weeks’ supply; this allows time for re-ordering and delivery. Consider the number of treats you may also require during this time.
Always ensure your cat has access to fresh water.
If you have an indoor cat, you will need a minimum of 2 weeks’ supply of cat litter and enough litter trays to provide 1 per cat and 1 extra tray.
If you are self-isolating, or prefer not to come into contact with anyone, your delivery driver can leave your delivery in an agreed safe place. Payment can be arranged by telephone – so no cash needs to cross hands.
If you need help and support with choosing a home delivery cat food for your cat, you can speak to our sister company OSCAR Pet Foods.
If your cat takes regular medication, you will need to make sure that you have an adequate supply in case of isolation. Always call your veterinary practice first and don’t just turn up. You may be required to ask someone else to collect and deliver for you.
Asking for help
If you have any concerns about your cat during this difficult time then please don’t hesitate to call the Breakthrough on 0808 168 3344 for any Nutritional, Behavioural or Veterinary advice.
Essentials for an Emergency Box for your cat:
1) Minimum supply of 2 weeks’ worth of food and treats.
2) Medications if required
3) Flea and worm treatment
4) Pet first-aid booklet and pet first-aid kit
5) Pet Dossier
Creating a pet dossier, in case somebody else has to look after your cat or your cat requires hospitalisation, is really useful.)
Information can include:
- Veterinary Practice contact details
- Vaccination and medical records
- Identichip information
- Food habits and preferences (including any specific dietary requirements)
- General habits and favourite toys
- Any specific behaviour concerns