Pet disinfection work to be done to protect our furry kids.
The sudden outbreak in 2020 affects everyone. In this special period, we put more emphasis on scientific raising and management of pets, especially to strengthen the awareness of disinfection.
The news showed that a dog in Hong Kong was found to have a weak positive response to the new coronavirus test. For the dogs in the confirmed patient's home, oral, nasal and anal samples were taken and tested, and were showed weakly positive, yet the dog did not have any related symptoms.
In fact, the virus may be detected on any item that the diagnosed patient has touched, such as door handles, clothes, etc.,of course, it can also be a dog who loves to lick its parent.
The Secretary for Food and Health of Hong Kong also quickly came forward to clarify: The AFCD does not have sufficient data to show how dogs are infected or become sick, and there is no evidence to show that the virus can be transmitted to humans either.
Secondly, "pollution" is different from "infection". In the presence of a virus, dogs may be "polluted" by the virus.
How to prevent dogs from contaminating the "virus"?
Experts remind: "The epidemic is not over yet. Try not to go out with your pets or reduce the time to go out as far as possible. Walk the dogs without crowds. Dogs must wear traction ropes. If necessary, you can wear a special mask or mouth mask for pets to prevent pets from touching. Encountered a suspected source of infection. "
In addition, the pet's litter, food bowl and other living utensils must be disinfected regularly. Pet owners should maintain good hygienic habits. After touching pets, wash their hands with soap or alcohol.
It should be noted that the chlorine-containing disinfectant is toxic to cats and dogs, so it is best to isolate the cats and dogs during disinfection and contact them after 30 minutes of disinfection.
Pets can often come into contact with household items such as sofas and carpets, pet litter and supplies. These are the items that pets often come into contact with in daily life. For the selection and use of disinfection products, it is recommended to use environmentally friendly disinfectant.
Pets have the habit of licking and biting. Wait for a period of time after the routine disinfection is completed, and then wipe the table and the floor with water to ensure that no disinfectant remains.