April 10, 2020

To our Poop’d Out Community:

I hope you and your families are well. These are strange times as we try to make the best of physical distancing. I think of everyone often, and if there is any way I can support you at this time, please be sure to reach out – I’ve even got extra toilet paper!

To do our part to stop the transmission of COVID-19, Poop’d Out has temporarily suspended services. We are reviewing the situation daily and will allow the business to slowly reopen when the time is right. We miss our four-legged friends so much!

If you have an emergency or are an essential worker and need services for your pets, please get in touch. Poop’d Out is here for you, and your pet will never go uncared for!

Thank you for your continued support during these trying times. We look forward to working with the pets of Edson & area very soon!

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus that, according to the CDC, “was first discovered in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China” and attacks the respiratory system. The first infections were linked to a live animal market, but the virus is now spreading from person to person. Currently, there are still many unknowns.

Can my pet get Coronavirus?

As a pet parent, I feel your concern! Dogs and cats are both known for contracting certain types of coronaviruses; canine respiratory and feline coronavirus. COVID-19 is NOT believed to be a threat to pets.

The World Health Organization has now stated that “Several dogs and cats (domestic cats and a tiger) in contact with infected humans have tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, ferrets appear to be susceptible to the infection. In experimental conditions, both cats and ferrets were able to transmit the infection to other animals of the same species. Still, there is no evidence that these animals can transmit the disease to humans and play a role in spreading COVID-19”. Keep in mind that the most recent information is still always changing, and be sure to check for updates. If you notice any changes in your pet’s health or behaviour, consult your local vet.

What can we do to prevent Coronavirus?

Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to limit the spread is to avoid exposure – however, there’s only so much of being indoors and isolating that a person can handle. Plus, our pets love the outdoors!

As we go about our daily routines, keep these simple steps in mind:

STAY home as much as you can

KEEP a safe distance

WASH hands often

COVER your cough

SICK? Call ahead

While these steps may be ones you are already practicing every day, it’s always good to have a reminder and encourage others to do the same.

Resources to Stay Up-To-Date

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alberta Health Services

Need someone to be there when you can’t?

We’re ready to step up!