Walking your dog
Yes, it is necessary for your dog to go out for some relief, but remember this is not play time — let them “do their business” and return home asap. A few considerations:
• When walking your dog practice social-distancing, ALWAYS avoid dog parks, busy streets, and contact with other people and dogs.
• Carry hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, such as sanipaw, and use them often. Wipe your dog's paws, legs and coat before reentering the house.
If your are in self-isolation or under quarantine
• Do not leave the house. Make arrangements with someone to walk your dog (we advise a professional dog walker).
• Take all recommended precautions in handing your dog over to the walker.
• Give your dog walker concrete arrival times so you can have your dog leashed and harnessed as soon as they arrive.
• Practice social distancing, if you live in a house you may have the ability to place your dog outside (in a crate or a fenced yard) so as to avoid the walker altogether — a professional walker will have suggestions for the “hand-off."
• Wipe your dog and leash down before handing the dog to the walker. Via phone, ask the dog walker to do the same upon acceptance of the dog— make sure they are wearing gloves.
• Your dog must be wiped down (paws, legs and coat) by the dog walker before being allowed back in the house.
• If you are ill with Covid-19 and quarantined, or self isolating it is recommended that you place your dog with a reputable kennel (many will pick up and deliver).
Can Dogs Contract or Spread Coronavirus?
This specific novel coronavirus, aka COVID-19, is believed to not be a threat to dogs. The World Health Organization reported that there have been NO reported cases of coronavirus in domestic animals. “At present, there is no evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the virus. The CDC says that “while this virus seems to have emerged from an animal source, it is now spreading from person-to-person.” There is NO reason to think that any animals or pets within the Continental United States might be a source of infection with this novel coronavirus."
How can dog owners protect pets from coronavirus?
For now, pet owners in the U.S. don’t need to do anything other than follow basic hygienic precautions such as washing their hands with soap and water before and after contact with any animal. We recommend wiping your pet’s paws when they come in and out of the house with a paw cleaner and paw wipes. Dogs do not need a face mask to protect them against the virus. If you are still concerned, speak to a veterinarian.
How is Canine Styles trying to help?
We at Canine Styles understand many people are working form home and staying away from crowds. For the next 30 days, we will offer FREE shipping within the continental United States. Use code FREESHIP at checkout.
We also carry PAWZ Sanipaw Wipes and Spray products which are designed to eliminate bacteria, viruses, fungus, & odor from your pet:
PAWZ Sanipaw Spray
PAWZ Sanipaw Wipes
For our NYC customers:
For the next 30 days, Canine Styles will offer free pickup and delivery of your pets for grooming— and also free delivery of phone orders within a 6 block radius of one of our locations.
If you have additional questions please feel free to call 212-472-9440
Mark Drendel and the Canine Styles Family