Dog Boarding Kennel Sanitation
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What are the Best Dog Boarding Kennel Sanitation Practices?
The kennel should be free of dirt, fecal accumulation, odors, and parasite infestation (flies, fleas, ticks). There should be a strict schedule of disinfecting with effective chemicals.
Note: Since 1978, there have been worldwide outbreaks of an intestinal disease called canine parvovirus. This disease is spread when dogs come into contact with a contaminated surface (clothing, shoes, grass, carpeting, etc.). New vaccines are now available to combat this disease, but until the dog population develops immunity to the disease it will remain a potential problem. Several professional disinfectants, including bleach at a 1:30 solution, are effective against parvo virus. Therefore, if there have been any reports of parvovirus disease in your area, your kennel should be using one of these products for routine disinfecting in addition to requiring the parvovirus immunization.