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418 Park Pl. West Palm Beach, FL 33401 | 561-366-9000

As our community begins the process of re-opening and our lives get back to a sense of normalcy.  We want to ensure that every dog parent in our VIP family feels comfortable bringing their fur babies to our facility. In line with guidance provided by the health authorities, we have extended our cleanliness measures to maintain a safe and hygienic environment, including: 

    • Sanitizing and thoroughly cleaning all surfaces throughout the day.
    • Spraying our lobby with disinfectant spray every hour.
    • Adding antibacterial soaps to our client and staff restrooms.
    • Educating staff on Covid 19 prevention measures, including hand washing and masks
    • Purell dispensing systems in our lobby and throughout our facility for employees and guests.
    • Ensure that any employee who feels ill remains at home until medically cleared to return to work.
    • All staff who interact with customers will wear a mask
    • Blue tape markers in our lobby to designate social distanced locations while you wait for your dog

In addition to our enhanced cleaning and sanitizing, we have also implemented the following social distance conveniences for our clients:

    • Curbside pick up & drop off-  call us at 561-366-9000 when you are outside and we will meet you at the curb. 
    • In home pet food delivery via Delivery Dudes 

We appreciate your trust in Very Important Paws to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy during this stressful time.  For more information on preventative measures, please visit the CDC site . If you have any questions about VIP and the safety of your dog, please do not hesitate to ask. 

Sincerely,

Will Corrente

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Your Dog and COVID-19

If you’re worried about bringing your dog to daycare, daycamp or any other activity- Don’t be – you can’t catch corona from your dog nor can your dog catch it from you!
Here are some interesting excerpts from an article from WebMD – the link to the full article is at the end
 
“To help process the current situation, here are some questions and answers, based on information from the American Veterinary Medical Association, the CDC, the World Organisation for Animal Health, World Small Animal Veterinary Association and several veterinarians.
How worried should I be that the virus will infect my pet? Not very worried. As of March 1, no animals in the United States have been identified with the virus and currently, there is no evidence that a dog or other pets can contract or spread the disease among themselves or humans, says the CDC.”
 
“The risk to and from pets appears low at this time,” said Brennen McKenzie, VMD, a veterinarian with Adobe Animal Hospital in Los Gatos, Calif., and author of the book ‘Placebos for Pets: The Truth about Alternative Medicine in Animals.’Animals spread viruses between one another that are genetically distinct from human viruses. The genetic distinction makes it extremely difficult for humans and their pets to pass diseases on to one another.
“Again, I think it’s highly unlikely that you could get COVID-19 from your dog, or give it to another dog,” he said. “If my neighbor were to become sick with COVID-19 and had a dog, I’d be willing to walk it for them. I am not worried I would get sick from their dog, or from their dog’s leash.”
 
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