Things you should know about doggie day care

  • 29 Jul, 2008
Decomposing (evaporating) urine releases small amounts of ammonia gas. You may remember your highschool science teacher mentioning that when you mix even small amounts of ammonia and chlorine bleach pure chlorine gas (which is deadly poison in even very small quantities) is released. The post Things you should know about doggie day care appeared first on Odor Removal for Just About Everything.
In recent years there has been sort of an explosion in dogie day care and up-scale overnight stay facilities for both dogs and cats. With prices running the gambit, and facilities offering inside play area with padded floors,  outside play area with grass, concrete, AstroTurf,  one on one walks and play times, training, and who know what else. In my area, day care (where you drop your dog off in the morning and pick it up in the evening) starts at $5 and goes up to $35 per day.
Most of these facilities appear to be clean and well kept, but there are some things you as a pet owner should know about pet facility management. They all seem to:
  1. be concerned about their facility looking clean.
  2. be very concerned about their facility not smelling like urine or feces.
  3. be concerned about bacteria accumulation and how to control it.
  4. be concerned about grassy or AstroTurf areas and the build up of waste and dirt
Theses and other concerns are all valid and require serious consideration by you as a pet owner and the facility manager.  However, when questioned about these issues, you will almost always find the facilities personal have been carefully coached on exactly what to say and what not to say and what not to respond to at all.
As an example, when asked what procedure is used to sanitize the play areas, you will get an answer that almost always includes chlorine bleach and detergent. If these products are used while the animals are present, you should consider the following. Decomposing (evaporating)  urine releases small amounts of ammonia gas. You may remember your high school science teacher mentioning that when you mix even small amounts of ammonia and chlorine bleach pure chlorine gas (which is deadly poison in even very small quantities) is released. The facilities workers can react to the odor of chlorine gas after once burning their nose and throat, but the dogs and cats are not quite so lucky, especially if they are in a cage.
The bottom line is that bleach is a really poor disinfectant (though the pure chlorine gas is pretty good except for the poison aspect). Detergent will dissolve the dirt, feces, and decomposing urine so that it can be easily rinsed away except for the urine that has soaked into the concrete, padding and AstroTurf.
So, how can you protect your pet from the unseen dangers at these facilities. It is pretty tough. Looking for a nice home care business where there are only 4 to 10 dogs is probably your best bet, but you need to monitor their performance very closely as well.
You might want to recommend that your daycare manager check this web site
to find products that will not endanger their employees or charges.

OdorXit Odor Eliminator

By Terri Friedhoff 24 Oct, 2017

The recent storms that have ravaged multiple parts of the US have caused unprecedented damage. If you or your loved ones were affected by any of these storms, our thoughts and best wishes go out to you. Because these storms were so large in scale, people have experienced everything from moderate to complete damage.


Since getting rid of bad odors is our area of expertise, we want to help anyone who lost power for an extended period of time during one of these storms but didn't face complete damage to their home and belongings. Even if you're dealing with a refrigerator that smells incredibly bad due to it being fully defrosted and having items like frozen food decompose for days or even weeks, we want to go over how you can fully restore your appliance to its former condition.


5 Steps to Saving Your Refrigerator After Losing Electricity


The first step is to remove all of the spoiled food. This can be a truly nasty and smelly experience, which is why you'll want to wear a protective mask and gloves as you do it. Once your refrigerator is clean, take it outside and spray it out with a garden hose. If you have a truck or access to one, consider taking your appliance to a car wash and use the high-powered equipment to spray it out.


The next step is to spray one ounce of OdorXit Concentrate mixed with 30 ounces of water everywhere the refrigerator smells. That means spraying the insulation behind the doors,

under and around the door gaskets, the inside, behind the drawers and every little opening where the defrosted food might have dripped. Once the OdorXit Concentrate solution comes in contact with the rotten food smells, it will remove them from your refrigerator completely and safely.


The second to last step is to let the refrigerator dry outside then bring it back in the house. Don't panic if it still smells a little. It just means there is still at least one spot that hasn't been treated yet. You'll be able to knock it out by continuing to sniff and spraying wherever you detect even a slight odor.


The final step is to remember to be a good neighbor! Spray a few shots of the OdorXit Concentrate solution in the drain at the car wash or wherever you ended up treating your appliance. Anyone who comes by after you will be very glad you did.


By following the process above, it's possible to save even the worst smelling refrigerator, which in turns means saving hundreds of dollars by not needing to buy a replacement. So if you know anyone who's currently trying to restore belongings like their refrigerator, feel free to share this post with them by email or on Facebook.


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