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Preventing Kennel cough at dog daycare centers

Kennel Cough is on the rise in West Michigan.

With more than twice as many reports as last year at one animal medical center, kennel cough has become something to worry about at dog daycare centers. You know your dog was vaccinated for kennel cough, but now he’s showing symptoms that look suspiciously like that very infection. Is that possible? In fact, it is possible for your dog to show signs of kennel cough — to even get the illness — despite the vaccination.

PREVENTING KENNEL COUGH HELPS PET CARE FACILITIES AVOID THE NEED FOR ITS TREATMENT

Kennel cough treatment

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If you are a pet groomer or run a pet boarding kennel or doggy daycare, you can offer your customers the next best thing in protection by ensuring your facility is being treated to control the infection . Fortunately, EcoVive can treat your facility to control the spread of the infection. By using an environmentally friendly product that is non-corrosive, non-flammable, and does not produce harmful chemical fumes with an EPA registered level IV toxicity rating (lowest rating allowed), a facility can be treated with much more freedom and thoroughness to more effectively reduce the spread of infection within these facilities. With the use of Sniper,removes or kills the airborne pathogens that cause kennel cough, including Bordatella, Parainfluenza and Adenovirus.








If you own a kennel, grooming facility or other pet care facility, EcoVive can provide a customized treatment for you facility. This way you can effectively protect every animal in your care against kennel cough and give your customers true peace of mind. Contact us today for a free consultation!

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Infection Control for Kennels

Infection Control

Infections can run through your kennel as quickly as a child’s cold runs through a day-care center. With proper care, these common feline and canine illnesses typically present little or no problems.  But without good management and care, the slightest infection can lead to severe illness, chronic health problems, even fatal pneumonia. Careful preventive health care and sanitation are your best weapons against infections in your shelter. Whether your kennel admits 10 animals per week or 1,000, it’s faced with an ever-changing population. Who knows where all those dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies have been and to what diseases they’ve been exposed? Yours is a daily battle against incoming infectious diseases.  The bad news is that you can’t and won’t win every battle against infections in your shelter. But the good news is that you can win the war. No single pill, vaccine, or procedure will eliminate the problem of infection, but many strategies, implemented together, will achieve the goal of infection control. The two major strategies for controlling infections in the shelter are minimizing exposure to the disease-causing viruses and bacteria and strengthening each animal’s immunity to infection. Each strategy is essential. Implementing these two strategies also provides the added benefit of decreasing the incidence of other infectious diseases in your shelter population.

 Minimizing Exposure to Infectious Agents

Wouldn’t it be great if you could put up an invisible barrier at the entrance to your shelter through which no viruses or bacteria could pass? Unfortunately, this just isn’t possible. It is impossible to completely eliminate all disease in the shelter because nearly every animal who walks through your front door is potentially–and probably—carrying an infectious disease. Even though you can’t shield the animals in your shelter from viruses and bacteria, you can minimize their exposure to infectious disease. One of the best ways to do this is to have a proper sanitation program in place.  Having the proper cleaning protocol is the first line of defense. This would include removing solid waste and urine, washing the area completely, and then disinfecting.  Following the directions of the disinfectant is very important to it working properly.  Are you sure your employees are using the chemicals properly? And then there is the danger of using chemicals. Not just for the animals, but for your employees as well.

Chemical Free and Safe Infection Control.

EcoVive of Grand Rapids offers a better way of Infection Control. With the use of our Ozone water system, and Sniper Biocide, we can safely clean not only your kennels, but the complete building.

Unlike chemical cleaners, aqueous ozone reverts back to simple water and oxygen with no harmful residues or vapors after its job is done which can then be poured down a drain safely. It is USDA and FDA approved. Ozone water kills viruses and bacteria without the use of chemicals.  We also go one step further to provide a layer of protection against the germs that will be introduced by the next animal that comes through your doors. We apply an Antimicrobial treatment to all surfaces that provides a layer of defense. Our Antimicrobial treatment is safe for Humans and Pets, does not leach off, and works through a mechanical process, not a chemical one to kill germs.  This will provide protection for up to 60 days.

 

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Aqueous Ozone Cleaning

Chemical free cleaning with aqueous ozone

Unlike chemical cleaners, aqueous ozone reverts back to simple water and oxygen with no harmful residues or vapors after its job is done, which can then be poured down a drain safely without any harmful effects on the environment. The use of ozone as a cleaning and sanitizing agent is not new. Its cleaning and disinfecting properties were discovered, and have been used by scientists since 1886. Ozone naturally occurs in the atmosphere when sunlight or lightning adds an extra oxygen atom to the oxygen molecules in the air. Some of this ozone becomes infused with rain drops during a storm, resulting in aqueous ozone.

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EcoVive carries the Xytoblast liquid ozone system, that converts normal water into an oxygen-rich solution.  As you might already know, oxygen is a fantastic oxidizer that will eat away almost any pollution or contaminant.  The process is faster than chlorine products like bleach.  While the EPA recommends 8-10 minutes of Dwell Time for cleaning products like bleach, our system kills pathogens 300 times better and 3000 times faster than bleach.  Kill the worst pathogens in just 10 seconds, not 8-10 minutes required by the sanitizers you now use.

 The Xytoblast liquid ozone system is the new way to clean and sanitize. It is a non-chemical sanitizing system that can eliminate e coli, salmonella, and other bacteria from your facility. Our innovative system is FDA approved for food service areas, but versatile enough to treat nearly any cleaning and sanitizing problem.  Our systems destroys the biofilm, pierces the outer membrane of bacteria, virus, and fungi; producing a remarkable level of sanitizing.

Aqueous ozone has many industrial applications, but is primarily used to clean, sanitize, deodorize, and neutralize pollutants.  Aqueous ozone is a broad application tool that is considered  environmentally-friendly because it is made from oxygen and returns to oxygen once the job is done.  FDA has determined that ozone is safe for food preparation areas, which means it is safe nearly everywhere.  OSHA considers ozone to be GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe).

Veterinary hospitals, dog kennels, dog daycare centers, pet shops and zoos can all benefit from the use of aqueous ozone. Since liquid ozone acts as a fungicide, virucide, disinfectant and sanitizer, eliminating odors so well that the presence of animals is hardly noticeable. And the best part is liquid ozone is completely safe to use around, or even on animals.

Contact us today so we can help you clean and sanitize the cost efficient, green way. 616-401-9176

 

 

 

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Kennel Disinfection and Sanitizing

Kennel Disinfection and Sanitizing

Pet Odor Removal

Providing the best Disinfection and Sanitizing service for your kennel or Dog Day care is our number one goal. It is extremely important to have a visibly clean and odor-free place where pet owners can leave a family member for a day, a week, or a month without any concerns for their health and well-being. Creating a healthy environment for your guests depends greatly in part on how well you clean and sanitize.

Since kennel owners naturally want their kennels to be clean, disinfected, and odor-free, kennels are subjected to frequent cleanings with a variety of harsh chemicals. 

Prevention and Control of Animal Disease and illness in kennels and dog Day cares can incorporate a number of activities. Vaccination is great way to protect animals from potential infection. The downside to vaccinations is they may not always prevent the animal from contracting the disease it was vaccinated against. Another issue with vaccines is that they are not available for many illnesses which animals may be exposed to. As with human infections in health care settings, the incorporation of multiple prevention measures needs to be implemented in kennels and Dog Day care settings. This would include the addition of an effective disinfection program to go along with the normal cleaning and proper animal handling procedures.

A problem which impacts many animal handling facilities is the fact that many of the buildings are quite large, making disinfection a huge task. Another issue is the limited manpower available to perform needed disinfection, and the danger of using harmful chemicals. Because of the factors mentioned above, ozone technology may prove to be a valuable disinfection tool. Ozone is not only an effective broad spectrum antimicrobial but because it is can be used in gaseous and liquid form it can give a complete coverage of all surfaces.

In veterinary hospitals / clinics, animal labs, pet shops, zoos and kennels, Ozone not only kills parvovirus, it acts as a fungicide, virucide, disinfectant and sanitizer, eliminating odors so well that the presence of animals is hardly even noticeable.

EcoVive provides kennel and Dog Daycare center disinfecting and sanitizing for owners that want to provide the best for their guests.

 

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Animal Sanitation Services West Michigan

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Animal Sanitation Services

Maintaining good environmental conditions for animal holding and housing facilities is often a difficult issue to overcome. In most facilities, there is a continuous animal turnover thus resulting in a condition known as disease build-up. Trying to maintain an infection free animal shelter can be nearly impossible considering the dirt and feces that can be present throughout the facility. And trying to accomplish animal sanitation services with employees that are already very busy taking care of the animals, becomes something that is done in a hurry.   It has been well documented that treatment rooms and kennel areas have high levels of viruses and bacteria. In fact, canine infectious tracheobronchitis (also referred to as kennel cough) is one of the most prevalent infectious diseases in dogs. Kennel cough is most commonly associated with a bacterial infection caused by the organism Bordetella bronchiseptica.

EcoVive of Grand Rapids offers a treatment program that will significantly reduce the viral and bacterial infections spreading throughout kennels, play rooms, grooming rooms and waiting rooms, solving a major problem boarding, breeding and veterinary hospital facilities face.

With the use of Ozone in both gaseous and liquid form as Ozonated water, we are able to not only eliminate viruses and bacteria from the facility, we can wash down all hard surface areas to remove any urine stains, smells and any mold, mildew or bacteria present.  Additionally, our treatment program will eliminate unpleasant odors, improving the quality of air for those who work with pets, as well as creating clean, fresh, healthy air to greet your clients when they enter your business.

Disease causing bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasite eggs accumulate in these types of environments and can become immune to improperly applied disinfectants, thus making transmission of disease easier to the animals being housed.

EcoVive uses Ozone Technology that has proven to be a valuable disinfection tool. Ozone is an effective broad spectrum antimicrobial. Ozone is more effective than chlorine and byproducts and can deactivate chlorine-resistant pathogens.

Providing a safer, and more effective Animal Sanitation Service for all animal daycare, boarding houses, and vet clinics throughout wet Michigan.

Give us a call today. 616-401-9176

 

 

 

 

 

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