COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS: YOU & YOUR DOG
COVID-19 is a challenge for us all in so many ways – and for dog-owners, an additional challenge is how to adequately care for their dog during current lock-downs and work-from-home. Here are a few answers on the care and management of your dog while we wait for the coronavirus pandemic to pass.
Dogdayz continues offering their essential services throughout the present coronavirus restrictions with full COVID-19 precautions and protocol.
See our Blog for latest ‘Lock-down’ news.
Can my dog get COVID-19?
Short answer: NO. There are many viruses in the ‘corona’ family, often only mild in effect. Dogs can contract their own variation of a coronavirus but this does not lead to COVID- 19. (World Health Organization: “There is no evidence that a dog, cat or any pet can transmit COVID-19.)
Can dogs transmit COVID-19 to humans?
While dogs are not carriers of the COVID-19 coronavirus there is some chance they may carry traces of the virus on their coats, collars etc.
As a precaution, wash or sanitise your hands after patting your dog and especially if others have been patting also. At Dogdayz we use veterinary-grade F10 viricidal disinfectant to lightly spray incoming dogs. (Yes, it is perfectly safe to use on dogs.)
Can I take my dog for a walk during a Coronavirus lock-down?
Current Government guidelines for control of the coronavirus outbreak allow outdoor exercise. For your own wellbeing and peace of mind you probably need to get out – and what better way than a walk with your dog? You will need to observe social distancing and avoid groups of people. Expect beaches and dog-parks to be closed.
And if you and your dog can’t get out as often as you both would like? Read on…
Working from Home through COVID-19? Renovating or catching up on home chores?
Probably your dog is loving having you on hand 24/7 – but how is that working for you? You may need some time and space to work – and your dog may need some outdoor ‘dog’ time. Dogdayz are still providing all dogcare services: Dog day-care at just $25, also day-care plus grooming if required and short or long-term boarding of course.
The benefits of outdoor social activity during COVID-19 restrictions
Supervised outdoor social activity is central to our care for dogs at Dogdayz – both for the benefits of physical exercise and as a way to build positive behaviours and social skills – all under experienced supervision. During the current coronavirus shutdowns, getting out for extended full-on exercise will have enhanced importance as a way to maintain your dog’s mental equilibrium, leaving your dog pleasantly tired and relaxed when back at home.
Transport to or from Dogdayz
We can pick-up and drop off to any part of Melbourne, Monday to Saturday. Fees vary with travel time and distance. We offer a secure pet transport service to and from your home with full COVID-19 precautions and protocol.
Dogdayz offer their full range of dog boarding and daycare services at three locations across Melbourne. You can find your nearest Dogdayz here.
Why choose Dogdayz when it comes to minding your dog?
Leaving your dog with somebody else is an act of trust. Our commitment is to be in every way worthy of that trust, making your dog’s holiday safe and truly memorable. We pride ourselves in being amongst the very finest dog kennels in Melbourne. And we warmly invite you to consider The Dogdayz Experience.
Our clients say…
“We cannot thank the staff at Dogdayz Warrandyte enough for looking after our puppy, Peter! It was wonderful to see how comfortable and happy Peter was on his second visit…! Again, thank you…for providing us as pet parents with peace of mind while away!”Luciana B
“They really look after our blue heeler Huey. He loves going to stay at Toolern Vale country club, whether it’s for a night or a week. I definitely recommend them.”Aaron O
“We visited the Silvan site over the weekend and the staff were so open, honest, caring and friendly and answered all our questions so promptly. The play and sleeping areas were so impeccably clean…Thank you, we are so happy knowing they’re going to be in amazing, friendly, loving hands.”Gemma J
Like To Know More?
Contact us via email or phone, also to arrange an inspection tour for you and your dogs.