Dear Friends, It's me, Dr. B ... As fear about COVID-19 rages, and it seems that only the media is thriving, I want to assuage your worries about your pet's health!
REST ASSURED WE ARE ABLE TO SAFELY
PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE FOR YOUR PET’S
Veterinary Hospitals Provide Essential Services and are Exempt from Closures!
Because we are a small independent provider of veterinary services with a dedicated caring team, it is easier to comply with all the recommended CDC safety guidelines of sanitation and distancing than others !
Rest assured we are able to safely provide medical care for your pet.
here at Dover Shores Pet Care.
WHAT WE ARE DOING AT OUR VETERINARY HOSPITAL:
- All surgery, dentistry, treatments and out-patient procedures are proceeding as scheduled.
- All of our procedures are modified to comply with CDC guidelines.
- Clients with cold or flu symptoms wear masks to minimize exposure.
- Our standard of care sanitary procedures have been ramped-up.
- Curbside / drive-up service for pickup and delivery - is now available.
- Team members who are ill are staying home.
- We are evaluating the situation as it evolves on a daily basis and will continue to follow the directions of local officials. We will update you with any changes.
- Sanitizing the hospital and all surface areas frequently, and between each patient and client.
- Hand sanitizer is available in the office and in the restroom.
- Monitoring the CDC and government authorities for healthcare updates.
- Re-training our team on isolation, containment, cleaning and disinfection
- Providing quality healthcare for you so that your pet can be healthy at least you can be worry-free about your beloved pet.
WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR YOUR PETS?
- Keep them healthy!
- Preventative Care Assessments - Scheduled Regularly
- Vaccinations - kept current and consistent with our guidelines
- Especially Bordetella vaccinations and or flu vaccinations
- Health Screening and or testing as appropriate for each individual patient.
- Be vigilant on walks.
- Avoid contact with unknown pets and wildlife
- Choose upscale “clean areas” to exercise your pets.
- Clean litter boxes and sod boxes regularly.
- Check your disaster (e.g. earthquake, hurricane, tornado, fire evacuation, etc) preparation kits and supplies and update them as needed.
- Keep a one month supply on hand.
- FOOD AND SUPPLIES
- Keep a one month supply on hand.
- DO not postpone needed and/or recommended services or procedures.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Cough and sneeze into your elbow;
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Maintain a 6 foot distance from other (especially unknown) persons.
- Get your flu shot to protect against influenza (a much more common and also potentially deadly virus.).
- Keeping yourself healthy is a proven method of reducing the risk of any future infections. - The same is true for your pet.
- If you have recently returned from a country with ongoing COVID-19 infections, follow public health guidance and monitor your health. Call your healthcare providers and inform them about your travel history if you need care.
- And above all:
EXERCISE COMMON SENSE - AND - KEEP CALM
We are evaluating the situation as it evolves on a daily basis and will continue to follow the directions of local officials. We will update you with any changes.
Don’t Worry - Keep Your Pet Healthy
Schedule your Preventative Care and
Needed Treatments NOW
We are all in this together. I pray that you and your pets stay well and safe.
- Dr. B...
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