Being a dog groomer and eventually getting back into the swing of things, the dog grooming community have been given strict guidelines of how we should work going forward.
There have been some suggestions that the virus has been passed by bats and even some stories of it being passed from humans to big cats.
There has been no evidence that dogs can actually contract and pass on the virus. There is a slight chance that our dogs could be carrying the virus on their coats, should we have the virus ourselves. Due to this, groomers arent allowed to perform any grooming procedures until after the bathing process. All virus germs would then be broken down with warm soapy water.
\\\\nHere is some information shared from the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention...
WHAT DO WE NEED TO KNOW
☆We do not know the exact source of the current outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), but we know that it originally came from an animal, likely a bat.
☆At this time, there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.
☆Based on the limited information available to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low.
☆More studies are needed to understand if and how different animals could be affected by COVID-19.
☆We are still learning about this virus, but it appears that it can spread from people to animals in some situations.
☆If you have any concerns about your dog during the virus, please speak to your prefered Veterinarian who will be able to assist you further.