Are Dentists And Dog Groomers Safe? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions

BOSTON (CBS) — As Massachusetts continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the public has plenty of questions. Dr. Mallika Marshall answered some of those sent to her email (drmallika@cbs.com) and Facebook and Twitter accounts. Is it safe to have your dogs groomed if the groomer herself doesn’t wear a mask while performing the service? – Tracey Just like us, dogs have gotten pretty shaggy during the pandemic and many owners have resorted to groomer their own dogs with varying success. In fact, my daughter gave our dog a mohawk and he’s never been the same.  It’s unlikely a pet will transmit the virus to a human. The biggest risk is the person-to-person interaction. So many groomers are telling owners to stay in the car with a mask on while the groomers come out to get the dogs with their own leashes. And as always, when you get home with your dog, wash your hands. I am 76 years old and healthy. How dangerous is it to go to the dentist for an exam and cleaning? – Marie Many dental procedures, including routine cleanings, can release respiratory droplets into the air, putting others at risk, especially the dentists and hygienists.  But dental practices are taking precautions to protect their staff and their patients like limiting the number of appointments, wearing protective equipment, cleaning rooms thoroughly between patients. That said, if you’re in a high-risk category and you don’t have a...
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