There is a lot of anxiety about dogs attending daycare due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Though dogs carrying the virus on their coats (carriers) and transferring the virus to other people is considered low, the possibility is still there. As an extra precaution when dogs enter into our home to attend daycare or boarding, we are spraying their coats with a coat cleaner that is mostly made of white vinegar. We also suggest that when the dogs return home from being in our care that their owners clean their coats yet again as a safety precaution. Better to be safe than sorry, right?!
The recipe for the spray that we use contains a pure essential oil (peppermint) in a very low amount. The use of essential oils on or around dogs is quite controversial and opinions vary. We suggest that if you have any reservations about what oil or oils to use that you contact your veterinarian.
Some dogs have several allergies. For those dogs, owners will need to supply us with a waterless shampoo, spray or wipes to clean their dog’s coat with. We will return all products with the dog when the dog goes home.
As a general recipe note: You can simply just omit the essential oil and just use white vinegar and water.
The important thing is making sure that we’re all as clean and safe (as much as we can be) during this time of much uncertainty, as well as, keeping at least a six-foot distance between us and others.
Wishing you health and happiness!
Using a 24-ounce spray bottle
6 oz water
16 oz white vinegar
3 drops of pure peppermint oil