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Disease control

A disease outbreak serves as a wake-up call on the preventive measures every shelter can take to help decrease germ exposure and minimize disease spread. Animal Sheltering's resources include vaccination protocols, proper nutrition, cleaning and disinfection, staff hygiene, decreasing animal stress, isolation and separation and more.

  • Germinating solutions

    The basis of any healthy shelter environment is sanitation. A few upgrades to your practices can have a lifesaving effect for the animals in your care. Consider everything from the cleaning and disinfecting process to staff’s clothing to make sure that you’re achieving maximum cleanliness—and don’t forget to wash your hands!

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  • What the fomite?

    Would you be worried if I said you have fomites?

    Believe it or not, your skin cells, hair and clothing are fomites, and so is your cell phone and that pen you’re carrying around. A fomite is simply a nonliving object or material that can transmit infection.

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Most recent Tools and Resources > Disease control

  • Magazine Article

    What the fomite?

    Florida shelter spreads the word about infectious disease

    Would you be worried if I said you have fomites?

    Believe it or not, your skin cells, hair and clothing are fomites, and so is your cell phone and that pen you’re carrying around. A fomite is simply a nonliving object or material that can transmit infection.

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  • Blog Post

    Cat equality now!

    Too often, our feline friends get the short stick on medical care. We can help!

    August 22nd is National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day. It seems like kind of a weird holiday, but it makes more sense when you consider the fact that half of cats in this country don’t get regular veterinary care. It’s true, according to a 2012 survey of cat owners by Bayer Healthcare in conjunction with the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). And we’re talking about owned cats, not un-owned or loosely owned community cats.

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  • Magazine Article

    Positive outlook

    Arizona shelter doesn’t let FIV stand in the way of a good home

    An Arizona facility markets its FIV-positive kitties.

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