Do your cages and cage equipment pass this sanitary test?
We know that if you’re caring for numerous dogs, cats and other pets in your dog-boarding facilities, animal shelter, animal control center or veterinary practice … that’s a LOT of cages to keep clean every day.
No doubt that your team is diligent about cleaning the cages, trying their best to keep up with urine and other materials while also providing essential care.
But one of the things we hear from your peers is that it’s difficult to maintain clean and sanitary cages at all times — or they’re never sure if the cages are clean enough.
Perhaps this will help: our 3-point sanitary checklist for your cages and cage equipment. Let’s see how you measure up.
The following 3 main factors will help you determine whether or not your cages are truly sanitary.
If you answer YES to any or all 3 factors, you’re in excellent shape when it comes to sanitary cages! If you answer NO to any or all of them, we can help you improve your situation.
1. “Our animals aren’t forced to stand in urine while waiting for us to clean the cages.”
If animals are standing in their urine and then licking their feet… you can imagine the problems this can create. It’s so much better to have cages with elevated subfloors that keep animals away from liquids.
2. “We don’t have to disturb or remove animals while cleaning the cages.”
If you need to remove animals every time a cage cleaning is needed, this can be a real hassle with squirmy pets…especially with the big breeds in your large dog cages, or anxious cats in your cattery cages. This might cause the team to clean less often or less thoroughly. Imagine how much easier it is to have cages you can clean WITHOUT removing the animals.
3. “In our facility, urine never runs out of the cages.”
Kennel urine odor is the WORST, and when it’s running out of the cage, it can spread everywhere. This can create an unhealthy environment for animals and your team! In a perfect world, you’ll never have to face the problem of urine running out of the cage.
How did you do? All YES answers? Or a few NO answers? If you answered NO, we invite you to check out Direct Animal’s galvanized cages.
Our clean cages and cage equipment include a subfloor that keeps animals elevated so urine goes into a removable collection pan. This system gives you a huge advantage because you don’t have to remove dogs to wipe all the urine. You simply remove the collection tray without disturbing the pet, plus the collection pan keeps urine from running out of the cage.
Tell us how you did on your “sanitary cage test.” We’d love to know! Thank you.