Before we bring home a puppy, kitten or house an elderly dog or cat, it is of the utmost importance to sterilise and disinfect their surroundings. F10 Home Hygiene Pack is an excellent disinfectant for routinely cleaning floors, bowls, toys or bedding. The F10 Home Hygiene Pack is a safe and effective, non-toxic way of assuring that your pet’s area is decontaminated and safe for your pets to be in. The F10 Home Hygiene Pack will not leave any stains.
Because puppies are easily susceptible to the Parvovirus, it is so important to make sure that he or the other dogs at home is protected as much as possible against it. The Parvovirus is a highly contagious virus that causes infectious gastrointestinal illness in puppies and young dogs. It is deadly without treatment. The F10 Home Hygiene Pack is a disinfectant that aids the protection of your canines from this deadly virus.
Additionally, the Pack is an effective antiseptic product to use after the outbreak of contagious diseases like snuffles, ringworms, kennel cough and distemper and the deadly Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease.
The F10 Home Hygiene Pack consists of a:
- Veterinary Disinfectant – F10SC – 200 ml
- Veterinary Disinfectant – F10SCXD – 200 ml
- Antiseptic Liquid Soap – 500 ml
- Empty F10SC Spray Bottle – 500 ml
The F10 Home Hygiene Pack , the convenient and cost-effective way of keeping your pets place a healthy and happy place to thrive in.
WHAT IS CANINE PARVOVIRUS? Parvovirus is a HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS virus that attacks the intestines and causes sloughing of the inner layers of the intestine. The virus is minute but extremely hardy and can survive in the environment for months or even years. WHO IS AT RISK? Parvovirus is contagious to dogs only – not to cats or people. This potentially deadly disease is usually more severe in young dogs less than 6 months of age, old dogs and breeds such as Rottweilers and Dobermans seem to be more susceptible. Several factors such as age, environment, stress, parasites, vaccination and general health status of each individual dog will determine the severity of the illness.
SYMPTOMS: Clinical signs include: depression, severe vomiting, loss of appetite, fever, profuse smelly and bloody diarrhoea. Infected animals rapidly dehydrate, and severe cases progress to shock and death. TREATMENT There is no specific treatment for canine parvovirus. The goal is to support the animal until the infection has run its course. Early fluid therapy is the most important factor in the treatment. Dogs showing any of the above symptoms should be taken to a veterinarian immediately. With most dogs, there is at least a 70 % survival rate. Early veterinary care is essential for your pet’s survival. HOW IS IT TRANSMITTED? DIRECT transmission occurs when an infected dog comes into contact with a susceptible animal. The virus is found in heavy concentrations in the infected dog’s stool. The main source of infection is the faeces of infected dogs. INDIRECT transmission of the virus occurs via hands, shoes, clothing and other inanimate objects such as food and water bowls and bedding. The virus can also be transferred via the coat and pads of dogs.
EVERYTHING IS CONTAMINATED – WHAT NOW? Because it is such an extremely tough virus to destroy, many people want to know exactly how to disinfect an area that has been contaminated and how long they must wait before safely introducing a new dog, especially a puppy, to a previously contaminated area. Enormous amounts of parvovirus are shed through the stool of infected animals during the weeks following exposure. Infected animals, therefore, pose a huge potential for environmental contamination. Therefore, it is important to realize that no environment is free from this virus unless it is regularly disinfected. A parvoviral infection can be picked up ANYWHERE, although it is easier to contract where an infected dog has been, simply because of the larger amounts of virus in that contaminated area.
PREVENT CROSS-CONTAMINATION Before introducing a new puppy or on the return of a previously infected dog from the vet, prevent other dogs from becoming infected by using the following:- • Bath ALL dogs being discharged from hospital with F10 Germicidal Treatment Shampoo to lower the amount of virus particles on the coat. • Ensure the new puppy is fully vaccinated, keeping in mind that dogs remain highly susceptible to Parvo until 2-4 weeks after the last injection of the immunization series. Consult with your local veterinarian regarding vaccinations schedules.
- No disinfectant (not even the few really good ones!) can effectively function in the presence of debris (organic matter) such as food, faeces, urine, blood, saliva, grass, soil, animal dander. Neglecting to properly clean prior to using these products will result in a false sense of security and a major waste of money. • Your aim when cleaning and disinfecting animal housing, bedding, food and drink bowls, equipment and utensils is to reduce the microbial load to the lowest and, therefore, safest practical level daily. • Prevent cross-contamination by cleaning and disinfecting throughout your household or the holding or breeding facility.
CHOICE OF PRODUCTS Do not mix products! Some combinations can be really dangerous, e.g. ammonia and bleach. Safety first! Products such as the F10 range can be used on any surface AND in the presence of all animal species. There is no need to put up with irritating fumes and special safety precautions – there are products available that can do the job without you having to look like you’re about to venture into space. Excess foam actually hampers the cleaning process because it traps the dirt so go for low-foaming products. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding dilution rates, method of application, contact times, and safety precautions.
Recommendations for use in case of contagious diseases:
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE IN CASES OF CONTAGIOUS DISEASES HOUSING Isolate all diagnosed and visibly infected animals immediately. Infected puppies must be isolated with the mother. Remove all bedding and equipment (e.g. toys, brushes, water and feed bowls) from cages, floors, soak bedding and equipment in F10SC before washing. Hang to dry/tumble dry. Wash water and feed bowls with warm water and F10SCXD, spray with F10SC and leave to dry. Wash all surfaces (workbenches, floors, tables, walls, tiles) with F10SCXD. Daily 100 ml, 15 min. Leave to dry. APPLICATION DILUTION /10 LITRES MINIMUM EXPOSURE FREQUENCY ANIMAL TREATMENT (Where applicable) Wash ALL animals immediately with F10 Germicidal Treatment Shampoo to prevent the disease from spreading.
Repeat for up to 3 treatments every other day on infected animals and once a week on non-infected animals. Apply F10 Germicidal Barrier Ointment to affected lesions once daily. Remove all organic material and Ointment with F10SC (1:250) before re-applying the Ointment. Every other day or as prescribed by a veterinarian as is. Leave 15 min, rinse. Leave to dry – STAFF Handling of animals should be limited and involve as few people as possible. Staff movement must be restricted to designated areas. Infected animals and areas should be handled last to avoid cross-contamination. Protective clothing should be worn and discarded or washed and disinfected daily. Proper hand decontamination (running water, F10 antiseptic liquid soap and paper towel to dry or use F10 Hand Gel) must be done after any animals, or possibly infected material such as bedding had been handled. Daily in between handling animals 100 ml 4 ml as is soak 15 min, hang to dry 30-sec GENERAL Grass should be kept short and exposed to as much sun as possible. Carrier boxes must be washed (F10SCXD) and disinfected (F10SC) after every use and left to dry. All cleaning equipment (mops, cloths, brushes) must be washed with F10SCXD and disinfected with F10SC at the end of each day. After every use at the end of each shift, 100 ml. Leave to dry.