Germs & Pathogens 101
The intent of this course is to introduce the reader to the possible germs and pathogens that we can encounter in a pet care environment.
We want to ensure that all of our guests are provided the best care available. This includes providing a safe haven from diseases and illnesses as well as ensuring that we have done a proper evaluation of our facility’s vaccination protocols and disinfectants. Germs and/or pathogens are unavoidable in a pet care environment. It is important that we understand what we are dealing with so that we can properly control or eliminate the unwanted entity.
Germs and pathogens are not visible with the naked eye. Out of sight, out of mind thinking will result in an eventual problem. We must understand that with each new dog or cat that enters our facility, we are also accepting whatever germs and pathogens they are carrying on or within them.