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Canine Parvovirus Cleanup

Canine Parvovirus Cleanup Recommendations

Regardless of whether an infected canine parvovirus case appears at home or in larger, multiple-dog environments, such as breeding facilities and vet clinics, it is important that correct hygiene measures are taken to clean and disinfect the contaminated areas.


Canine parvovirus is extremely resistant to most disinfectants. Canine parvovirus can remain viable for months to years, especially in a dark, moist environment; however, there are many ways (both chemical and physical) to remove contaminating organisms from surfaces.


There are certain things you should do any time you are cleaning areas potentially infected with canine parvovirus:


  1. The entire facility (both inside and out) must be thoroughly cleaned with a disinfectant that has a specific canine parvovirus kill claim. Apply the disinfectant according to the label instructions.
  2. Avoid the use of mops when possible.
  3. Always utilize disposable shoe/boot covers
  4. Always wear coveralls when cleaning and dispose of them when cleaning a new room or leaving the area you are currently cleaning.
  5. Restrict the use of cleaning materials to individual rooms/areas.
  6. Launder all clothing, bedding, and towels in the hottest water possible.  If possible, use color-safe bleach on all items. Dry articles in a clothes dryer rather than hanging items up to dry.


This is a basic protocol for cleaning a canine-parvovirus-infected environment. You should always ask the homeowner’s veterinarian what the safest and most effective protocol is for their situation.


Note: For areas, such as yards and homes, where disinfection is not an option, careful and repeated mechanical cleaning can be effective if applied diligently. Yards can be flushed with water and dried, and a disinfectant with reasonable efficacy in the face of organic matter can be sprayed on the area using a pesticide applicator or hose-end sprayer

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  1. Fiberlock IAQ 2500 Disinfectant / Fungicide (5 GL)
    Fiberlock IAQ 2500 Disinfectant / Fungicide (5 GL)

    Fiberlock IAQ 2500 is specifically designed as a general non-acid cleaner, fungicide and disinfectant for use in residential and commercial facilities.

    • EPA-registered quaternary disinfectant
    • Ready to use (No dilution)
    • pH: 11.7
    • Coverage contingent upon application and surface
    • EPA registered for Canine Parvo
  2. B&G Economy Tank Sprayer (2 Gal)
    B&G Economy Tank Sprayer (2 Gal)
    The Economy Tank Sprayer is an economical sprayer with an adjustable cone jet for use when only mild, water-based chemicals are to be used. This sprayer is ideal for carpet protectors, deodorants, and some traffic lane cleaners (pre-sprays).
    • 2-gallon capacity
    • Adjustable spray nozzle
    • Not for use with solvents
  3. Disposable Wipes (50 PK)
    Disposable Wipes (50 PK)

    These white wipes really come in handy on any job that needs more than a paper towel, but less than a regular towel. Since no laundering is required, just use and toss!

    • Each measures 12 x 13 inches
    • Use and throw away
    • No laundering needed
  4. PureGard Coveralls with Hood and Boots (Soot, smoke, light sprays, and other residue) (25 PK)
    PureGard Coveralls with Hood and Boots (Soot, smoke, light sprays, and other residue) (25 PK)

    This limited-use medium weight suit protects against soot, smoke, light sprays, and other residue. Perfect for fire restoration sites, it is ideal for general-purpose industrial jobs and is made from polyethylene film over spunbond polypropylene.

    • Zipper front closure; serged seams
    • Attached hood and boots
    • Elastic wrists and ankles
    • Sold in case of 25
    • Material: polyethylene film over spunbond polypropylene

    Starting at $81.68

  5. Booties (Shoe Covers)
    Booties (Shoe Covers)

    Create a long-lasting impression by wearing and giving away booties at the beginning and end of cleaning jobs. Until you try them, you won't believe how dramatic customer satisfaction and referral results can be!

    • Make a great impression—look more professional
    • Build value-added service with your customers
    • Prevent re-soiling freshly cleaned carpets
    • One size fits all

    Starting at $16.21

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