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Our own experience is that our Havanese tend to be HUGE "germ vectors" in our house in a more casual way, just because EVERYONE tends to snuggle and kiss them all the time. So if, God forbid, someone in the family gets Covid 19, I think we will have to keep all the dogs away from that person, just for that reason, whether the dogs can "carry" the disease in the way normally meant or not.
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Our own experience is that our Havanese tend to be HUGE "germ vectors"
I was thinking about that the other day when our neighbor stooped down to give Willow pets. Not that I think they are sick, but one never knows. I don't want anyone transmitting the virus to her hair and then I bring it home to us.
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Our vet's office just sent out a letter saying that for the time being, all animals brought for appointments would be brought from the car into the clinic by a vet tech. The owners were not allowed into the clinic. They were to stay in their cars and could communicate with the vet by phone, then give their payment info to the office staff the same way. I think this is a great way to limit human-to-human contact, keep the vet office staff as safe as possible and still be able to provide veterinary services for our pets who need them.


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Our vet's office just sent out a letter saying that for the time being, all animals brought for appointments would be brought from the car into the clinic by a vet tech. The owners were not allowed into the clinic. They were to stay in their cars and could communicate with the vet by phone, then give their payment info to the office staff the same way. I think this is a great way to limit human-to-human contact, keep the vet office staff as safe as possible and still be able to provide veterinary services for our pets who need them.
This sounds better than what my vet is doing. They are requiring anyone who enters to step into a chlorine bath to decontaminate their shoes prior to going in. Glad they warned people so they know what type of shoes to wear!
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This sounds better than what my vet is doing. They are requiring anyone who enters to step into a chlorine bath to decontaminate their shoes prior to going in. Glad they warned people so they know what type of shoes to wear!
I'm not at ALL sure how that is suppose to stop the spread of a human respiratory infection...
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I'm not at ALL sure how that is suppose to stop the spread of a human respiratory infection...
Exactly...the logic behind this is scary. Makes no sense to me at all. Perhaps some are losing their minds over this?

Here is what the email from the vet said -

“We have a foot bath at each of the doors going into the hospital, which is a bleach solution to disinfect your shoes. Please use this upon entering the hospital. Additionally, our staff will be using these before entering into the hospital. Please step in the box to completely cover the soles of shoes to disinfect.”

I guess if my fur babies need to go to the vet, I will be wearing my rubber boots.
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Definitely a lot of different ways of handling.
My vet is basically doing a “if it’s non-emergency, reschedule your appointment.”
Not sure how they would handle anyone coming in. I’m glad I took Denver to be weighed last week!

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I received an email from our pet hospital last week that video visits will be done if you think your pet is ill. All regular visits, dental cleaning and unnecessary surgeries will be rescheduled. If it is determined your pet needs to seen and you have COVID-19 they need to come via a pet taxi service. Only one person can accompany a pet during a visit.
The Bay Area will be under a shelter in place at midnight for the next three weeks. They are requesting you only leave your house to take care of essential errands. Grocery stores, pharmacies and hospitals will be open. Many restaurants have been closing, but now there will be only take-out. This is going to a difficult time for a lot of businesses. Ny thoughts are with the healthcare professionals on the frontline.
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