Trigene – No virus will survive this!

Our patients have terrible hygiene. They lick their paws when they’ve been out on a walk, they never use soap, and they don’t care what goes in their mouth. This has given vets a lot of practice when it comes to dealing with a wide range of viruses and bacteria, so we’re ready for whatever Covid-19 can throw at us.

Is Covid-19 dangerous to pets?

Before we start, let’s make it clear that the current evidence is that this virus isn’t a threat to your pets, and you don’t need to worry about them being infected or them infecting you. You don’t need to do anything other than practice good hygiene when interacting with your pet. This article is about the ways you can continue to ensure your pet is well cared for if you’re affected by Covid-19, or if you need to self-isolate. For the latest information, head to 

What we’re doing to ensure we can continue treating your pets.

From our perspective, we are cleaning key areas of our clinic several times per day to ensure it remains hygienic. The disinfectants we use are designed to kill even the toughest of viruses and bacteria, so Covid-19 has no chance of survival (we’ve even had human medical centres as us for some disinfectant as ours is so effective). We have hand sanitisers in reception, and our staff are very good at washing their hands.

We are also developing a platform for online consultations, as well as numerous other programs which will ensure we can always continue to deliver the health care your pet needs. We’re planning for (but not expecting) a worst-case scenario, so we’re ready for whatever happens.

The key points for ensuring your pets are prepared for coronavirus:

  1. Don’t panic. Whatever happens, we’ll be able to continue care for your pet.
  2. Don’t delay their routine healthcare. By being proactive with their routine care, you can ensure your pet remains happy and healthy.
  3. Make sure you have enough food for your pet if you need to self-isolate. You may not be able to head to the shop to get more, so we would advise having 2 weeks worth on hand.
  4. If your pet is taking ongoing medication, don’t wait until the last minute to order more. Even if you’re needing to self-isolate we’ll be able to get more medication to you, but it may take a day or two to post it or organise delivery.
  5. Consider joining our Healthy Pets Club. That way your pet’s parasite control products can be delivered directly to you, ensuring seamless cover no matter what.
  6. Look after your vets and vet nurses. If you have travelled to a high-risk area or have been exposed to coronavirus, please don’t risk infecting our staff. Call us and we can explain the options for us to take care of your pet.
  7. Practice good hygiene. Use the hand sanitisers in reception when you arrive and before you leave. Ask us if you want to wash your hands (remember, 20 seconds of washing).

If you have any questions about Coronavirus and your pets, please feel free to give us a call.