Scottish dog the owners are convinced about the coronavirus as the pandemic is still stuck in the ground.
The Dogs Trust has issued advice to owners around the transfer bug.
Currently there are no confirmed cases coronavirus is to seize the dogs from the people.
The main source of infection is human-to-human transmission.
However, just like human hands, it is possible that the dogs carry the virus on their fur, the collar and lead.
More people, to visit friends and family in gardens and parks, and dogs can visit the veterinary doctors and dog walkers, as restrictions ease, it is of course more opportunities to interact with you and your dog.
The charity is advising owners that the risk is small, the disease is transmitted dog to them, but you can follow these simple steps to help protect themselves and others.
The advice is as follows;
- Wash your hands well with soap and water for 20 seconds after touching a dog or any property.
- As difficult as it may be, avoid kissing the dog, and let them kiss you.
- Avoid contact with other people’s pets.
- Make sure your dog does not come into contact with other people or dogs. If your dog is likely to go up to other people or dogs, you may need to keep them on a leash for a walk.
- Don’t be afraid to ask that people not pet the dog.
- If you have positive Coronavirus or symptoms limit physical contact with the dog as much as possible, as difficult as it can be.
- If your pet is sick or injured, call the vet in good time before going to surgery.
- If you don’t visit your friends and family with a dog as part of the social bubble, do remember to wash your hands and to avoid visiting if you are unwell.
Paula Boyden, Veterinary director of Dogs Trust, said: “we understand that dog owners may be concerned about the possible effects of coronavirus (COVIDIEN-19) of their four-legged friends and are they in agreement or to transfer the disease.
“The main source of infection is human-to-human transmission, and currently there is no evidence the dog would pose a significant risk to health.
“Although there is currently no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVIDIEN-19) is worn dogs, people, just like human hands and other surfaces is possible, that they carry the virus in their fur, the collar and lead.
“To keep ourselves and others safe, it is important that we all work together to follow Government guidance and keep at least two metres from the other when you go out.
“To avoid situations where the dog may approach and greet other people or dogs, this may mean walking the dog on a lead when on the premises with other people.
“When caring for a dog it is important to remember that basic hygiene is the key. This includes washing hands before and after handling them, and avoid kissing, the arrow or sharing food.
“If you have a positive Coronavirus (COVIDIEN-19) we recommend limiting physical contact with the dog as much as possible – as difficult as it can be.”