Since the outbreak of the pandemic virus Covid 19, I have been asked many times about how this affects a Goldendoodle or Labradoodle. Understandably, puppy parents want to keep themselves and their little ones safe from this unseen menace.
Can my doodle get Covid 19? This particular coronavirus has been proven to be a very low risk, and the minute number of cases reported stated that the infected canines showed no adverse symptoms. This means it is not believed to be a health threat to dogs. Very good news!
Can I Get The Covid 19 Virus By Petting My Dog?
This is a trickier question, but the answer is “highly unlikely”. At the moment, all evidence tends to indicate that there is little/no risk of pets passing the virus to their human owners, and no evidence that this has ever happened. This is the reason that there has been no initiative put forth to test pets for Covid 19.
Can The Covid 19 Virus Live In Or On Animal Fur?
This virus is spread through secretions such as mucus and spray from sneezing or coughing. The virus can live on non-porous surfaces like doorknobs and countertops, but animal fur is porous and theoretically could not transfer easily to you even if it got on your dog.
What Can I Do For My Dood If I Get Covid?
It is recommended by experts to keep separated from your pet while you are Covid 19 positive. Since it is unlikely your puppy can get this virus from you, you can make it 100 percent sure by limiting contact and ALWAYS washing your hands between those contacts.
What Can We Do To Keep Our Household Covid-Free?
Goldendoodles and Labradoodle are smart enough to catch on that something is different about the daily routine. The extra time to prepare to go out, staying away from close contact with other dogs and their family members, the restrictions on where they can go, and how far…all these changes can cause anxiety for your pet. Ease them into this new routine and keep the reassurances flowing – that everything is going to be all right.
I recommend that everyone follows the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America.
Should My Dog Wear A Mask When Going Out?
No, the featured image on this article is meant to give you a smile and is NOT what you should do with your puppy. It is unnecessary for protecting them from the virus and could cause difficulty breathing.
This pandemic is temporary and when the danger has been addressed and stabilized, we can return to our daily exercise and playtime.
Note: The preceding FAQ does not provide medical advice. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.