For many families across the US, this time of year is vacation season. Parents and children load up the SUV and take off for their favorite warm-weather destinations, ready for quality time and relaxation before the school year begins again. However, not everyone in the family is invited — many vacationers opt to leave their pets with friends, family or at the local kennel. Unfortunately, if they leave their beloved fluffy at the latter, they could come home to a sick pet.
Unbeknownst to most dog owners, a highly contagious respiratory disease known as kennel cough spreads easily in kennels with many dogs. Despite its name, it doesn’t just spread in kennels; it can spread easily in any place with an overabundance of dogs, such as boarding and daycare facilities, dog parks, training camps and dog shows.
Top-of-the-line air purifiers from Air Oasis are used by kennel owners. We are pleased that they report a decrease in kennel cases and increase in overall pet wellness after using our air purifiers.
Read on to learn more about how doggy daycare air purifiers and other pet boarding facilities can use air purifiers to protect their short-term or daily residents.
Kennel Air Purifier
Good air quality in the summer months (and year-round) isn’t just important for human health, it’s important for pets’ health as well. Most people don’t think about the fact that animal lungs are as vulnerable to contaminants as ours. As caretakers, pet owners have a duty to make sure their dogs have access to clean air, free from allergens, bacteria, viruses, smoke and other irritants.
Does an Air Purifier Help With Kennel Cough?
An air purifier from Air Oasis can help with kennel cough in two ways:
- Prevention. A high-quality air purifier can significantly reduce viruses and bacteria in the air, as well as remove them from some surfaces. Air Oasis offers air purifiers that can reduce the spread of biocontaminants, deactivating viruses and bacteria in the air.
- Post-contraction treatment. When a dog is sick with a respiratory infection, it’s of the utmost importance that it breathes clean, non-contaminated air. Irritants can further inflame the lungs and cause the infected dog to become even sicker.
Dog Kennel Air Purifier
Rather than a singular illness, kennel cough is actually an umbrella term for an upper respiratory infection caused by a number of viruses and bacteria, including canine adenovirus type 2, parainfluenza virus, canine respiratory coronavirus or Bordetella bronchiseptica bacteria. Dogs can contract these viruses and bacteria by bumping noses with infected dogs, drinking out of the same water bowls and breathing the same air.
Just as daycares provide air purifiers to prevent the spread of communicable diseases among children, so should any dog facility that has the potential to be crowded. However, not just any air purifier will do the trick. You must use one that is able to trap or destroy airborne viruses and bacteria to prevent kennel cough.
These Air Oasis air purifiers are up to the job:
The iAdaptAir® purifier combines the top five air purifier technologies — silver ion, Bi-Polar®ionization, germicidal ultraviolet, true HEPA and carbon filtration — to create the most effective product on the market. Though this is an invaluable air purifier for any space, it is especially useful for dog kennels because it not only traps viruses and bacteria, but it can actually destroy them with UV light.
- The G3 Series UV Ionic Air Purifier is another fantastic option for dog kennels, as it combines ionization and AHPCO® technologies to address biocontaminants such as viruses, bacteria and other particulates. But don’t take our word for it — rely on science. The G3 series has been rigorously tested and proven effective at eliminating viruses and bacteria.
Best Air Purifiers for Pet Allergies and Asthma
The best part about improving the air quality for one of your household members is that you will improve it for all of them. The same air purifiers that protect the health of your dog can also protect you and your children from allergies and asthma caused by pet dander.
If your family is suffering from allergies or asthma related to your pet’s dander, consider buying a large iAdaptAir for your home. Protecting spaces up to 850 square feet, this air purifier has been proven to remove more than 99 percent of allergens from a given space.
Best Air Purifier for Pet Odors
If there were a downside to housing man’s best friend, it would probably be the smell. If you’re struggling to control the pet odors in your home, it’s time to take control of the situation by ordering one of our G3 Series UV Ionic Air Purifiers. Available in three different sizes, and covering up to 900 square feet, it’s more than capable of getting the job done.
One of the methods used by our G3 Series is a combination of ionization and AHPCO® technologies. It works by transforming water vapor into decontaminating ions through the means of bi-polar ionization and our proprietary advanced photocatalytic oxidation (PCO). These powerful air purifiers come in three different sizes, are extremely quiet and boast a sleek look.
Best Air Purifier for Pet Hair
Pet hair doesn’t just land on the floor and coat your favorite blankets and pillows, it also floats through the air, spreading any attached dander for you and your family to potentially inhale. Research suggests that although pets increase your overall quality of life, they can do major damage to your air quality.
The good news is, you don’t have to get rid of fluffy. You just need a true HEPA filter to catch that dander and hair. Air Oasis offers the best HEPA UV air purifier on the market, that not only traps what your dog sheds, but also deactivates any biocontaminants using UV technology.
Top Air Purifier and Sanitizer for Kennels
At Air Oasis, we believe that you’re only as healthy as the air that you breathe, and that goes for pets, too — not just people. Few people realize how much air quality affects their health until they’re sick, but you shouldn’t wait for that moment.
Reach out to Air Oasis to shop for the highest-quality air purifiers in the industry, capable of effectively purifying the air in your home, place of work and even your dog’s kennel. If you’d like to speak to an expert about which air purifier would best suit your needs, give us a call at (806) 373-7788 today.