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CDC suggests Protocol for Pets

Animal Facility Kills Dog FluThe CDC has reported that A small number of pets worldwide, including cats and dogs, have been reported to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after close contact with people with COVID-19.” This is not cause for alarm. Instead, they suggest the following:

What To Do With Your Pets

  • Keep cats indoors when possible and do not let them roam freely outside.
  • Walk dogs on a leash at least 6 feet (2 meters) away from others.
  • Avoid public places where a large number of people gather.
  • Do not put face coverings on pets. Covering a pet’s face could harm them.

What About Kennel Cough and Dog Flu?

In this video Larry Shively reviews the vaccinations you should consider for your pets and the products that have been proven to be effective in killing pathogens, such as Parvovirus and Covid-19.

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Safety Bulletin Touchpoints & Carriers

Humans are often vehicles for carrying a wide variety of animal viruses into a facility. They may have other sick pets
at home, have recently visited an animal shelter or other animal care facility, touching a variety of surfaces along the
way. Unclean hands, shoes, clothes and other inanimate objects can transfer viruses and bacteria to animals from
surfaces touched by customers and staff. Even protective gloves, that are designed to protect your hands, can
transfer viruses and bacteria from one surface to another.

 

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Safety Bulletin

Pet And Worker Safety

Pet and Worker Safety

Wash, Rinse, Sanitize

Bulletin January, 2020

Background:

While we wash our own dishes on a daily basis, many pet care providers overlook the fact that pet food and water bowls need to be washed too!

SinksThe Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines recommend that pet owners wash their pet’s food and water bowls with hot/soapy water on a daily basis. But what about food and water bowls in a multiple pet environment such as a shelter, boarding kennel, or communal water bowls commonly found at outdoor kennel play areas or dog parks?

Bacteria found in dirty food and water bowls cannot only cause illness to pets, but to us humans as well. The most common illness that is derived from dealing with pet food bowls is Salmonella, but that’s not the only one: E Coli, yeast, mold, fecal coliform and staph infection are all potential concerns as well. Communal water dishes can be a breeding ground for giardia, an intestinal parasite.

Good Practice Ideas for the Pet and Worker:

Here are some good practices to help avoid contamination:

  • Wash hands before and after handling pet food and water bowls.
  • Store dry pet food in an airtight container to avoid the growth
  • of bacteria.

Wash pet dishes using the following “Foodservice” approved protocol:

  • Wash: In sink or tub #1, prepare a solution of “Pet Friendly” Dish Detergent (low suds and minimal residue) and water. Dip the bowl into the solution and scrub to loosen and remove soil.
  • Rinse: In sink or tub #2, rinse the bowl using clean water to remove any remaining soil or detergent residue.
  • Sanitize: In sink or tub #3, prepare a solution of “Dish Sanitizer and water. Dip the bowl into the solution, remove immediately and place on a rack or surface to air dry. Do not hand dry!

Do not soak or leave bowls to soak overnight in the sanitizer solution and especially in a bleach solution. The solution will damage stainless and aluminum bowls and penetrate plastic bowls. Avoid using plastic bowls, if possible.

The same Wash, Rinse & Sanitize protocol can be used to clean and sanitize rubber dog toys, cleaning utensils and rubber mats.

Licensed Board of Veterinary Medicine Continuing Education Provider.

Speak With Us About How To Do It

See Our Pet Friendly Dishes Category of Products

ProVetLogic – Phone: 800.869.4789 – Email: education@provetlogic.com

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OSHA Safety Checklist https://provetlogic.com/osha-safety-checklist/ https://provetlogic.com/osha-safety-checklist/#respond Fri, 20 Dec 2019 16:38:33 +0000 https://provetlogic.com/?p=20713 The post OSHA Safety Checklist appeared first on ProVetLogic.

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Good morning,

Christmas at ProVetLogic

We had a great response to our OSHA #1 Bulletin and requests from customers for additional information, so we created a follow up bulletin.

This bulletin offers a Cleaning Safety Checklist, based on OSHA guidelines.

Please feel free to share this information.

Thank You,

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ProVetLogic Raison d’être https://provetlogic.com/provetlogic-raison-detre/ https://provetlogic.com/provetlogic-raison-detre/#respond Fri, 11 Jan 2019 22:48:23 +0000 https://provetlogic.com/?p=9282 The post ProVetLogic Raison d’être appeared first on ProVetLogic.

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Who is ProVetLogic?

Explain ProVetLogic

Enjoy this short video in which Larry Shively explains the ProVetLogic mission.

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ProVetLogic Sponsors The VETgirl Podcast https://provetlogic.com/provetlogic-sponsors-the-vetgirl-podcast/ https://provetlogic.com/provetlogic-sponsors-the-vetgirl-podcast/#respond Mon, 03 Dec 2018 19:02:54 +0000 https://provetlogic.com/?p=8962 The post ProVetLogic Sponsors The VETgirl Podcast appeared first on ProVetLogic.

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ProVetLogic Sponsors VETgirl Podcast

ProVetLogic is now a proud sponsor of the VETgirl podcast. The VETgirl is the number one veterinary educational podcast, with over 2,000,000 subscribers.

Our sponsored podcast, which covers Outpatient Parvovirus care, will be available for view for the next 12 months.
View the FREE blog here: https://vetgirlontherun.com/outpatient-parvovirus-does-it-work-vetgirl-veterinary-continuing-education-blog/

The VETgirl Podcast

The VETgirl Podcast

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Is The Disinfectant I’m Using Everything It Says It Is? https://provetlogic.com/is-the-disinfectant-im-using-everything-it-says-it-is/ https://provetlogic.com/is-the-disinfectant-im-using-everything-it-says-it-is/#respond Wed, 07 Nov 2018 18:26:02 +0000 https://provetlogic.com/?p=8800 The post Is The Disinfectant I’m Using Everything It Says It Is? appeared first on ProVetLogic.

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Addressing The Needs of Animals
And Their Care Providers

Questionable Products“The active ingredients in this product have been shown in numerous tests to be effective against……………..”.

I found this statement on a company’s website, but I’m not quite sure what it means from an efficacy standpoint. In reading further, I found that the tests were conducted by independent laboratories and not by the E.P.A. (Environmental Protection Agency). The E.P.A. is the only Federal agency with approval oversight on disinfectants that are manufactured and sold in the U.S..

Regulatory oversight is not as stringent in the animal health industry, as it is in the human health industry, so consider the following when selecting a disinfectant for your facility:

Proof of Efficacy

  • Ask the manufacturer or supplier for a printed copy or digital access to their product’s E.P.A. Reference Sheet or Efficacy Bulletin
  • Make sure that the efficacy provided by the supplier, either verbally or on marketing materials, match those listed on the Reference Sheet or Efficacy Bulletin.

If a cat can't smell it, he won't eat it

Even Broccolli!

What a Cat Can’t Smell a Cat Won’t Eat

Whether it’s a tiger or a house cat, “What a cat can’t smell a cat won’t eat”. My very first experience, in the animal care world, found me at a zoo where the veterinarian and keepers in the predator’s realm couldn’t figure out why the big cats were losing weight. After a little investigation we discovered that, so much bleach was being used to clean the realm, that the cats would not eat their food.

As we researched this issue further we discovered that strong chlorine-based products (sodium and calcium derived), as well as other strong disinfectants, were a main cause of Upper Respiratory Distress in cats and kittens and especially in large communities, such as animal shelters and rescues. For years what care providers thought was stress in sheltered cats, turned out to be distress from the use of strong disinfectants and cleaning chemicals.

When selecting a disinfectant for cleaning in the cattery environment, make sure that the product has the efficacy for diseases such as Feline Panleukopenia and Feline Calicivirus and a mild fragrance. If it offends you, it will offend the cat!

If it Corrodes Metal, what will it do to the animal’s skin?

Corroded MetalOne of the most irresponsible issues that I run into, when researching disinfectants for the animal care industry, is finding a company’s product that paints a pretty picture about the efficacy and safety in their marketing materials, but lists completely different information on the product’s Safety Data Sheet (SDS).

Marketing Versus Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Here are few red flags to look for:

Marketing: This solution is non-irritating to humans and animals – SDS: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage

Marketing: This product is environmentally friendly – SDS: Highly toxic to fish and other aquatic organisms

Marketing: This product is safe to use indoors – SDS: Use only outdoors and in a well ventilated area

Marketing: This product will not damage surfaces – SDS: This product is corrosive

The Bottom Line: Compare the benefits and safety statements on a product’s marketing sheet to the product’s SDS.

ProVetLogic Efficacy and Safety Data Sheets

We are proud of the ways our products have been certified by the EPA and welcome a close look at the efficacy rates on our disinfectants and detailed protocols of our Safety Data Sheets.
Please call us at 1-800-869-4789 with any questions.

For continuing education on how to effectively use our products, visit the ProVetLogic Continuing Education area.

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Dog Flu Is Not Kennel Cough https://provetlogic.com/dog-flu-is-not-kennel-cough/ https://provetlogic.com/dog-flu-is-not-kennel-cough/#comments Tue, 07 Aug 2018 18:19:07 +0000 https://provetlogic.com/?p=7973 The post Dog Flu Is Not Kennel Cough appeared first on ProVetLogic.

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ProVetLogic’s Animal Facility Disinfectant Kills Dog Flu

ProVetLogic Animal Facility kills Dog FluDog Flu outbreaks are occurring in all 50 states. Also known as Canine influenza this disease is caused by different varieties of influenza virus A. Often the newer types of influenza may be confused with kennel cough.

Dog Flu Transmission

Canine flu is believed to be spread among dogs through respiratory droplets, saliva or hair or through contact with contaminated surfaces.  According to the CDC, “The signs of this illness in dogs are cough, runny nose, fever, lethargy, eye discharge, and reduced appetite, but not all dogs will show signs of illness. The severity of illness associated with canine flu in dogs can range from no signs to severe illness resulting in pneumonia and sometimes death.”

Pet Owners and Professionals Take Precautions

In high traffic areas, such as examination rooms, dog show preparation areas or grooming stations, it is important to minimize the opportunities for exposure to dog flu. ProVetLogic’s Animal Facility is available in concentrated formulas for large applications and in ready-to-use spray bottles for convenient home and clinic use.

Conscientious use of this product can have significant results in preventing the spread of dog flu.

For details on the efficacy of these products, see the PDF files containing details.

Disinfecting Products

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Correctly Diluted Cleaners Lower Costs and Promote Safety

ProVetLogic TouchPoint cleaner dilutionVeterinary hospitals, animal shelters, clinics and zoos have all seen improvements in the way their cleaner dilution supplies can be used.  In the past, the pour and stir method resulted in wasted cleaners and employees exposed to chemical burns or respiratory issues.

Today, cleaner dilution chemical mixing devices help end-users automatically achieve the correct chemical dilution ratio and be more precise for specialized applications.

This movie features Larry Shively from ProVetLogic as he visits an animal hospital in Huntsville, Alabama.
In addition to the insights gained from this movie, you can also get specific training on how to use and clean animal care areas on the free, continuing education portion of our site.

Cleaner Dilution Using The DSG Solution Station

ProLoc Wall-Mounted Dilution System

Looking for a less expensive way to keep the economics of dilution and reduce the labor costs at the same time?

Try the ProLoc Wall-Mounted Dilution Control System

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ProVetLogic Announces Veterinary Continuing Education https://provetlogic.com/provetlogic-announces-veterinary-continuing-education/ https://provetlogic.com/provetlogic-announces-veterinary-continuing-education/#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 01:43:45 +0000 https://provetlogic.com/?p=7427 The post ProVetLogic Announces Veterinary Continuing Education appeared first on ProVetLogic.

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ProVetLogic Approved CE Provider

Board of Veterinary Medicine Approved CE Provider
License No. PVD124

ProVetLogic Continuing Education License Veterinary Continuing EducationProVetLogic is pleased to announce that it we are approved by a Board of Veterinary Medicine to provide veterinary continuing education with a focus on disease prevention and odor control in the animal environment. ProVetLogic is dedicated to the health and well-being of animals and it is our goal to provide effective technologies and staff education, which will help reduce or eliminate germs (ASEPSIS) and causes of nosocomial infections of patients.

ProVetLogic offers a variety of educational and staff training tools, including:

  • Online educational courses
  • Staff training manuals
  • Protocol consultation
  • Multi-species protocol development and implementation support

Ask about Visual tools, such as color coded labeling and wall-mounted protocol laminates.

On our website you will find a number of protocols for cleaning hospitals, kennels, exam rooms and more.

Veterinary Continuing Education

It can be difficult to keep up with the latest industry advancements or consult with someone with experience in your particular area of need. Your learning doesn’t end once you leave the classroom and it gets tedious to have to explain everything to every person in your setting. Our on-line courses help provide you the information you need to deliver the best care possible to your patients.

Help train your new veterinary staff by asking them to view our on-line courses that aid in establishing contamination free zones, how to have a safe and odor free kennel and the proper methods for cleaning and disinfecting.

Upon successful completion of the test, a certificate of completion is awarded.

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Pet Dishes – Wash, Rinse & Sanitize

Portable Dish Pan

Portable Dish Pan

While we wash our own dishes on a daily basis, many pet care providers overlook the fact that they need to clean pet dishes and water bowls need to be washed too!

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines recommend that pet owners wash their pet’s food and water bowls with hot/soapy water on a daily basis. But what about food and water bowls in a multiple pet environment such as a shelter, boarding kennel, or communal water bowls commonly found at outdoor kennel play areas or dog parks?

Bacteria found in dirty food and water bowls cannot only cause illness to pets, but to us humans as well. The most common illness that is derived from dealing with pet food bowls is Salmonella, but that’s not the only one: E Coli, yeast, mold, fecal coliform and staph infection are all potential concerns as well. Communal water dishes can be a breeding ground for giardia, an intestinal parasite.

Best Pet Dish Cleaning Practices

frog_animatedHere are some good practices to help avoid contamination:

  1. Wash hands before and after handling pet food and water bowls.
  2. Store dry pet food in an airtight container to avoid growth of bacteria.
  3. Wash pet dishes using the following “Food service” style protocol:

Here’s How to Do it.

  1. Wash: In sink or tub #1, prepare a solution of “Pet Friendly” Dish Detergent and water. Dip the bowl into the solution and scrub to loosen and remove soil.
  2. Rinse: In sink or tub #2, rinse the bowl using clean water to remove any remaining soil or detergent residue.
  3. Sanitize: In sink or tub #3, prepare a solution of “Dish Sanitizer” and water. Dip the bowl into the solution, remove immediately and place on a rack or surface to air dry. Do not hand dry!

Do not soak or leave bowls to soak overnight in the sanitizer solution and especially not in a bleach solution. The solution will damage stainless and aluminum bowls and penetrate plastic bowls (avoid these bowls if at all possible).

The same Wash, Rinse & Sanitize protocol can be used to clean rubber dog toys, cleaning utensils and rubber mats.

Thank You,
ProVetLogic

800.869.4789

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What is Canine Parvo Virus https://provetlogic.com/canine-parvo-virus/ https://provetlogic.com/canine-parvo-virus/#respond Mon, 05 Feb 2018 23:31:45 +0000 https://provetlogic.com/?p=2008 The post What is Canine Parvo Virus appeared first on ProVetLogic.

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Parvo Virus

Canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV2, colloquially called parvo) is a contagious virus mainly affecting dogs. The disease is highly infectious and is spread from dog to dog by direct or indirect contact with their feces. It can be especially severe in puppies that are not protected by maternal antibodies or vaccination.

It has two distinct presentations, a cardiac and intestinal form. The common signs of the intestinal form are severe vomiting and severe hemorrhagic (bloody) diarrhea. The cardiac form causes respiratory or cardiovascular failure in young puppies. Treatment often involves veterinary hospitalization. Vaccines can prevent this infection, but mortality can reach 91% in untreated cases.

There are two types of canine parvovirus

There are two types of canine parvovirus called canine minute virus (CPV1) and CPV2. CPV2 causes the most serious disease and affects domesticated dogs and wild canids. There are variants of CPV2 called CPV-2a, CPV-2b and CPV-2c. Types 2a and 2b are distinct from the original CPV type 2 in terms of virulence and their ability to infect and cause disease in cats too. CPV-2c is a newly identified variant similar to 2b. The viral protein of 2c contains one amino acid different from CPV-2b but it is believed this could be significant. 2c strains have been identified in parts of Europe, the Americas and in Asia. Emergence of this strain has led to claims of ineffective vaccination of dogs, however studies have shown that the existing CPV vaccines still provide adequate levels of protection against CPV type 2c.

More info at Wikipedia

To help prevent the spread of the parvo virus, we recommend the ProVetLogic Animal Care Spray and wipe for home use.

For Professional use we recommend development of a complete Bio-Security Protocol. See our HotZone library for PDF files on how to build your HotZone areas.

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Pet Groomer SanitizerPet Groomers Have A New Tool

Pet groomers are concerned about how your pet looks, but even more about keeping them healthy.  One step towards that goal is having a way to properly sanitize the tools that they use.

ProVetLogic Announces Groomers’ Tools & Clipper Sanitizer

This new innovation in grooming tools and clipper sanitizers is the perfect solution for any size grooming establishment. This multi-task formula can be used as a surface spray or as a tool soaking solution.

  • Developed specifically for the Pet Grooming Industry
  • Effective against a wide range of diseases that affect both cats and dogs.
  • Great for sanitizing grooming tools, clippers, tables & equipment
  • Veterinarian Approved
  • E.P.A. Registered, Tested & Approved
  • Safe & Easy to use, measure, dilute and dispense Precision Pour bottle
  • Non-chlorinated
  • Pleasant smelling

DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Remove bottle cap and squeeze bottle until the liquid reaches the desired level at either ½ per 32-ounces of water or 1 ounce per gallon of water.

Make sure your groomer knows about it. For Use details visit the Groomers Tool Page.

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Buy New Uniforms for the Scottsboro High School Band

Bands at football games are as ubiquitous as soft drinks and hot dogs.  Most people don’t realize that the majority of funds that schools dedicate to football programs are focused on the teams, with little going to the band.

Our situation is no different.  The Scottsboro Band Boosters are trying to raise over $53,000 dollars for new band uniforms.

A new uniform cost around $350.00.  That’s in addition to what band parents pay for shoes, bibbers, gloves and instruments.

The uniforms the SHS band students are wearing are over 12 years old.  And even though they take care of them, they need to be replaced.

ProVetLogic is a nationally recognized company with over 100 distributors in most states, but our headquarters is in Scottsboro, Alabama. We believe that local companies have a responsibility to help the next generation achieve the goals they have set for themselves. We want to encourage other local companies to see the value that we see in keeping a top notch band.

Our band students put in long hours after school almost every day.  They make sacrifices to be on the field.  The ability to read and play music is equivalent to learning a second language.  As employees, these students will be sought after because you can assign them a task and expect them to follow through.  Band is the place where they learn how to do that.

Please take a moment to visit the Band Boosters page and commit to helping the band reach this goal.  You contributions are tax deductible.

If you would like to discuss how you can help, call John Langlois at 1-256-776-1499.

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Critter Care Question #3 – Can communal bowls spread disease? https://provetlogic.com/critter-care-question-3-can-communal-bowls-spread-disease/ https://provetlogic.com/critter-care-question-3-can-communal-bowls-spread-disease/#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:36:23 +0000 https://provetlogic.com/?p=3529 The post Critter Care Question #3 – Can communal bowls spread disease? appeared first on ProVetLogic.

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Can communal water dishes and food bowls spread disease?

Communal Bowls

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines recommend that pet owners wash their pet’s food and water bowls with hot/soapy water on a daily basis. But what about food and water bowls in a multiple pet environment such as a shelter, boarding kennel or communal water bowls commonly found at outdoor kennel play areas or dog parks?

Bacteria found in dirty food and water bowls cannot only cause illness to pets, but to us humans as well. The most common illness that is derived from dealing with pet food bowls is Salmonella, but that’s not the only one: E Coli, yeast, mold, fecal coliform and staph infection are all potential concerns as well. Communal water bowls can be a breeding ground for giardia, an intestinal parasite.

  1. Wash hands before and after handling pet food and water bowls.
  2. Store dry pet food in an airtight container to avoid growth of bacteria.
  3. Wash pet dishes using the following “Foodservice” style protocol.
  1. Wash: In sink or tub #1, prepare a solution of dish detergent and water. Dip the bowl into the solution and scrub to loosen and remove soil.
  2. Rinse: In sink or tub #2, rinse the bowl using clean water to remove any remaining soil or detergent residue.
  3. Sanitize: In sink or tub #3, prepare a solution of “Dish Sanitizer” and water. Dip the bowl into the solution, remove immediately and place on a rack or flat surface to dry. Do not hand dry!

The same Wash, Rinse & Sanitize protocol can be used to clean and sanitize rubber dog toys, cleaning utensils and rubber mats.

CAUTION: Do not soak or leave bowls to soak overnight in the sanitizer solution and especially in a bleach solution. The solution will damage stainless steel and aluminum bowls and penetrate plastic bowls (avoid plastic bowls if at all possible).

For more information, please call 1-800-869-4789 or visit www.provetlogic.com

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