Pet parents know that a healthy, clean veterinarian clinic can help prevent disease in their beloved fur babies. After food, the number one expense reported by pet owners is healthcare. Protecting your clients’ pets from illness and germs is important to us and the cleanliness of your vet office plays a big part in fighting viruses.
As a medical facility, cleanliness in your veterinary clinic is a must for the wellbeing of both the pets and their owners. The risk of spreading contagious diseases can affect the health of your patients and negatively affect your reputation if you do not take the proper steps to lessen this risk.
Parvovirus, for instance, is a highly contagious viral illness that affects dogs. The virus can manifest in two ways. The most common form is intestinal parvovirus, which is shows up as vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss and lack of appetite. Less common is the cardiac form, which attacks the heart muscles of very young puppies, often leading to death.
The Parvovirus is spread either by direct contact with an infected dog, or indirectly, by the fecal-oral route. The virus can live for months and currently has no cure. The best protection is a proper vaccination protocol and thorough disinfecting in places where several dogs gather, such as a veterinarian’s office.
Beyond virus protection, a healthy facility is cleaned and disinfected daily to keep it free of fur and dander. Any vet can tell you that animals, particularly ones that are nervous, shed fur and dander (little flakes of animal skin) on a daily basis. Rooms should be wiped down with disinfectant and swept between patients and thoroughly vacuumed after hours using a HEPA filtered vacuum with 1 micron particle filters, which efficiently removes excess pet hair.
At OctoClean, our expert teams use hospital-grade disinfectants to keep your exams rooms sanitized and disinfected, and HEPA vacuums to effectively remove allergens such as dust mites and animal dander to improve air quality and reduce dust.
Pets deserve to get well in your facility. Help them get better by prioritizing cleanliness in your clinic.