On Monday evening our Government made the decision to put the country into lockdown and this included many businesses. Dog groomers are not an exemption to this and should be closed until further
I know that some dog groomers have decided to ignore the above and are still offering "safe" dog grooming with no contact between humans. Unfortunately, this is still putting the groomer and pet
owners at risk.
Although dogs do not contract this virus on its own, it can be carried on their body and fur if they have been in contact with
someone who is contaminated with it. This means, as soon as groomers take that dog everything, including their hair, uniform, shoes, equipment and work place will be contaminated too. No matter how
thorough they are with bathing your pooch, they may not kill all the virus particles and they will contaminate the air with it as soon as they start to blow dry.
To enable a groomer to offer completely risk free grooming, they would need a hazmat suit and gas mask and would need to sterilise everything with
ultraviolet beams or commercial grade ozone generator or spray with strong antiviral disinfectant and keep wet for several minutes, as well as shower themselves in between each new groom.
Do you believe this will happen?
Your dog is not going to die if they miss a groom and even if you do not have time to brush your dog and the groomer has to shave the coat in the
future, the hair will grow back, but no one can bring back people that will die from this virus and we all need to play our part to kill Covid 19 as quickly as possible. So please do not take
unnecessary risks and stay at home and simply keep brushing your pet.
Just a small advise - when you are outside taking your dog for a walk please do not allow anyone who is not living in your household to hold or touch