Dog owners and caregivers across the country are concerned about the emergence of a new canine respiratory disease. What is especially challenging is that standard antibiotics and disinfection methods have failed. Veterinarians characterize the condition as a respiratory ailment, manifesting symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, nasal or eye discharge and lethargy. David Needle, senior veterinary pathologist at the University of New Hampshire’s Veterinary Diagnostic laboratory said, “given the respiratory nature of the disease, it is most likely spread through close contact and breathing in the same air of an infected animal, similar to how COVID-19 spread.”
Shared Air is the Problem, Not Shared Surfaces
Most disinfection methods only address surfaces and do nothing to prevent airborne transmission of these respiratory viruses. Reducing the spread of airborne pathogens is paramount for the health and well-being of dogs. Atomized hypochlorous (HOCl) is a revolutionary approach to controlling airborne viruses, including illnesses spread through animal contact at boarding kennels, dog daycares, groomers, and other canine care facilities. Airborne viruses pose a significant threat in such settings, making effective disinfection crucial. Atomized hypochlorous has been identified as the single most effective, powerful, and safest method for controlling airborne viruses and enhancing the overall hygiene of canine care facilities.
What is Hypochlorous?
Hypochlorous (HOCl) is a molecule composed of three natural elements (Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Chlorine, not to be confused with chlorine bleach) straight from the Periodic Table of Elements and more importantly, inherent in the white blood cells of every mammal. It is produced naturally in the immune system to combat infections, making it a biocompatible and eco-friendly disinfectant that is completely safe for animals as well as humans.
What is Atomized Hypochlorous?
Atomized HOCl refers to the process of breaking down liquid hypochlorous into tiny, airborne droplets, allowing it to effectively combat airborne pathogens and neutralize contaminants on surfaces at the same time. Upon contact with airborne viruses, HOCl penetrates the protective envelope of a virus, rendering that virus inactive. Because of its unique ability to penetrate the cell walls of contaminants, it is particularly effective against a wide range of pathogens, including canine respiratory viruses. The atomization process transforms hypochlorous into fine droplets, allowing it to linger in the air for an extended period. This ensures that as animals move and pathogens become airborne, the disinfectant is readily available to neutralize these threats, providing immediate airborne disinfection. Atomized hypochlorous doesn’t stop at controlling airborne viruses; it offers a dual-action approach by settling on surfaces. This ensures that not only the air is disinfected, but also hard-to-reach surfaces where pathogens might land, creating a comprehensive defense against disease transmission.
Broad Pathogen-Killing Range
One of the standout features of hypochlorous is its broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity against a broad range of pathogens. According to the FDA, “HOCl has the highest bactericidal activity against a broad range of microorganisms.” In addition to viruses, it is effective against bacteria, fungi (airborne mold), and other pathogens, making it a versatile solution for maintaining a clean and safe environment in any animal care facility. Hypochlorous quickly and effectively tackles ammonia-based odors without posing any harm to pets, humans, or the environment.
Non-Toxic and 100% Hypoallergenic
Traditional disinfectants often introduce respiratory risks due to harsh chemicals or irritating fumes. Because it’s a natural compound, atomized hypochlorous eliminates these concerns. It provides a respiratory-friendly solution for both animals and caretakers, contributing to a healthier environment. The natural composition of hypochlorous reduces the likelihood of adverse reactions Hypochlorous exists in a neutral pH range, making it gentle on the skin and mucous membranes. It does not cause irritation or allergic reactions commonly associated with more harsh cleaners.
Maintaining Business Operations
Incorporating Genesis + HOCl into your animal care protocols is not just about responding to existing threats but it’s also about implementing preventive health measures. By proactively controlling airborne viruses, facilities can reduce the risk of disease outbreaks and maintain a healthier population of animals. Hypochlorous atomizing can help animal care facilities stay open and operational, assuring their customers of a safer environment for their beloved pets. Beyond its efficacy, atomized hypochlorous is an eco-friendly solution. It breaks down into harmless components, contributing to sustainable practices in animal care facilities.
Disinfect Air and Surfaces Simultaneously
In the complex landscape of animal care, controlling airborne viruses is crucial. Atomized hypochlorous provides a powerful, safe, and versatile solution. Its ability to effectively disinfect air and surfaces simultaneously, coupled with its hypoallergenic nature and eco-friendly profile, positions it as a game-changer in elevating the standards of hygiene in animal care facilities. Genesis + HOCl stands at the forefront of innovative solutions to provide a healthier and safer environment for the veterinary and animal care community.
And, because it’s fast and nearly effortless to use, Genesis + HOCl also reduces the amount of time and labor required to thoroughly disinfect animal care settings. The convenience of Genesis + HOCl decreases costs while simultaneously improving hygiene at your facility. And, adding that extra layer of protection communicates to your clients that you are providing the healthiest environment possible for the animals and people entrusted to your care.
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