To Our Pet Parents:
In light of current events, we'd like to inform the entire Sunset Animal Clinic family of the safety precautions we’re taking to protect you, your families, and our wider community from COVID-19 exposure.
But first, please understand that dogs and cats cannot contract, carry, or otherwise disseminate Covid-19. Your pets are safe! Read the CDC’s statement, below:
To date, there is no evidence that companion animals or pets can spread COVID-19 (per CDC guidance).
For the latest information about coronavirus and pets, we encourage you to visit the links below:
All of this is important to understand, especially since we know that most of us may be spending more time with our pets and relying more on them (emotionally speaking) as we comply with social distancing recommendations.
To that end, there are things you can safely do with your pets:
- Go to the dog park, as long as you keep a safe distance from other humans while there and take basic hand sanitizing precautions afterwards.
- Shop at your favorite pet friendly stores, taking your pets as you normally would and observing basic precautions.
- Take a drive! Who doesn’t love a road trip? And finally…
- Visit the vet! We’re here for you, minimizing any risk of exposure with a concerted effort to thwart microbial transmission.
Sunset Animal Clinic has high standards of cleaning and sanitation and has health and safety protocols in place, including:
- Defined cycles for frequent cleaning and disinfection of targeted areas:
- client interaction areas like the front desk,
- door handles,
- bathroom facilities, and
- seating areas
- Easy access to hand washing facilities and hand sanitizers
- Dedicated training for team members
Finally, please forgive us when we refrain from offering our customary greetings (like hand shaking and kissing). We’re not trying to be rude nor do we believe we’re expressing undue alarm, we’re just being cautious in keeping with the CDC’s current recommendations!
We thank you, our extended family, for understanding and doing what you can to protect your families and our community!
-Dr. Patty Khuly (and the whole SAC crew)