Simple and Effective Solutions for Preventing the Further Spread of the Canine Influenza Outbreak
A rare epidemic of canine flu has been spreading throughout the Chicago and Midwest area over the previous month. At least 1,100 cases have been identified and six dogs have died from the highly contagious disease.
By: Whitegate PR
According to the CDC, Center for Disease Control, this virus can spread from dog to cats and even humans. Click here to read more: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/
The current outbreak is the largest ever seen in the region, and is caused by a virus closely related to Asian strains of influenza A H3N2 viruses. It is easily spread from dog to dog, which places shelters, day cares, boarding kennels, and even dog parks at risk. The virus places danger on cats as well. Symptoms include persistent and lingering cough, lethargic behavior, poor appetite, and a fever. Although humans cannot get the flu, they can certainly spread it, so thorough hand washing after contact with a dog is strongly recommended.
Whether you’re combating the virus in your business or at you home, extensive and continuous cleaning is always important. However, because the canine influenza virus is an airborne disease, which can circulate and survive over prolonged periods of time indoors, wiping the counters and mopping the floors will not eliminate the problem. It’s impossible to scrub away harmful airborne transmitted pathogens, which means the virus is extremely contagious with the ability to spread like wildfire. This is especially true for a high-traffic environment like animal shelters, boarding kennels or other pet facilities. Cleaning the air is just as critical as cleaning surfaces to avoid disease transmission.
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PetAirapy offers commercial units for pet care facilities for both air and surface purification that include HVAC/whole building units, mounted units and hanging units. Residential units are also available for home use. During this frightening canine influenza outbreak, pet industry professionals AND PET owners will have great peace of mind while utilizing PetAirapy’s efficient and innovative products. In addition to preventing the spread of this current canine illness, PetAirapy provides endless benefits for users. It significantly improves indoor air quality, controls odor, is chemical free, ozone free, safe, affordable, and maintains a healthy environment for all.
Founded in 2008 by Annette and Mike Uda, PetAirapy was born after years of struggling with pet allergies in their dog, Tasha. With Annette’s 20 year experience in sales and marketing, and Mike’s extensive knowledge and work with indoor air quality (IAQ) combined with their immense love of pets, PetAirapy, LLC was formed. This husband and wife team to combat and treat pet allergies and ailments has become more than a business; it has become an absolute necessity for families and businesses around the world.
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PetAirapy strives to create the cleanest, freshest environment for your pet care facility, your staff and the pets that are in your care. Residential products are also available for home use for pets and people who suffer with environmental allergies. We measure our success by each and every satisfied customer whose quality of life we help to enhance. In order for UVGI to be effective, it is vital that each facility is properly sized, PetAirapy will size each facility for free. Call 1-866-994-AIRE (2473) now for a free sizing evaluation! Learn more at: http://www.petairapy.com/