Knotty Toys for Good Dogs & COVID-19


Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. With huMom being on her 17th day of self isolation  I wanted to bark out an official statement in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Knotty Toys for Good dogs is a home based, online business. We are located in an isolated region of Eastern Ontario, Canada. Our raw materials & packaging have been in our storeroom since last fall. We are self isolating (as I already barked, 17 days so far), in good health & from what information we have gathered, believe there is no risk of our toys carrying the COVID-19 virus. It’s not here. However, we understand peoples confusion & anxieties around possible exposure. We strongly recommend customers wipe down the postal package with soap & water before opening.

I sniffed out the following information on the interwebs, you can read the entire article here.

Dr. Elizabeth Scott, Co-Director of the Undergraduate Public Health program and Simmons Center for Hygiene and Health in Home and Community at Simmons College, points to the study in the New England Journal of Medicine as a cause of concern, citing the virus does appear to have a lifespan of 24 hours on cardboard. 

“I am opening the packages on the floor and quickly putting the cardboard in the recycling/trash and then immediately washing my hands very thoroughly. Leaving the package on the porch or on the floor for 24h is also an option, followed by the routine I described,” Scott said in an email interview.

Here’s what experts recommend to kill off any traces of the coronavirus on your mail and packages:

  • Set aside mail for 24 hours. Designate a corner or room for new packages and leave them isolated for at least 24 hours.
  • Always wash your hands and refrain from touching your face after opening packages.
  • Wait for packages/mail to be left a safe distance away before collecting them.

Regardless of disinfecting your mail, the CDC and WHO recommends washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, refrain from touching your face, keep informed of shelter in place and social distancing protocols, and stay at home for 14 days if you experience any flu-like symptoms or have come in contact with anyone with these symptoms. 

We are all in this together & together we’ll get past it. #plankthecurve

CEO Olivia

Our small gift ❤

Receive a 25% discount on any gnawsome, boredom busting toy ordered from Knotty Toys for Good Dogs (restrictions apply). Just type “plank the curve” in the code when prompted at checkout.

3 packs & play sets not included except our Knotty Bon Bons which only come in 3 packs. Omega/Alpha supplements are not included.

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