Keeping Your Dog's Paw's Clean in the times of Corona Virus

Note: This is the 2nd article in our series on Pets & Coronavirus. Click the links to see the first article: Pets and Corona Virus.... What Do We Know?  and the third: More on Coronavirus and Pets

 

We’ve been getting a lot of questions from pet parents about keeping their dog’s paws clean…. more specifically how to avoid bringing COVID into the house after taking the dog for a walk.

 We’ve been talking to many of our Vet advisors, and while the situation is still in flux with many unknowns, here’s what we think is the best info we’ve been able to glean:

  1. Many wipes, including our own TrueBlue wipes as well as things like Baby Wipes, are not disinfecting wipes.

 

  1. It’s probably not a good idea to use a disinfecting wipe, like a Clorox Wipe or a Lysol Wipe, on your dog’s paws. The same chemicals that do the disinfecting are harmful if ingested… like if the dog licks the paws after using that kind of wipe. 

 

  1. The safest best, although not the easiest, is to wash your dog’s paws with soap and water right at the front door after coming in from a walk.