Sanitation is an effort to maintain cleanliness which includes cages and around the environment of our beloved animals. The environment of our beloved animals includes the room or place where he exercises or plays the cleanliness of the animal, the owner or person associated with the animal and also the equipment used.
Poor sanitation actually becomes a hotbed of disease while sanitation that can be created properly can even reduce the spread of disease seeds. Good sanitation will improve the health of animals, owners, handlers, workers or their environment.
In consumption animals, good sanitation can improve the health of products produced for example meat, milk and eggs. Therefore cage cleanliness is absolutely necessary to avoid infectious diseases to the animals that occupy, especially for animals that have just entered, young animals or animals that have just recovered from illness.
Pet animals will need a clean environment to get optimal health for a long time. To be able to maintain this, cleaning and disinfectant use regularly becomes very important to prevent excessive moisture.
Humid enclosures will cause microorganisms to develop quickly so that they can cause various types of diseases. Cleaning the cage is also the main thing that should not be forgotten in maintaining pets.
Enclosures and dirty environments will become a nest of disease seeds and disturb the comfort of pets and become a nest for various kinds of pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi.
The environment in which individuals grow also greatly affects the body’s ability to develop its body’s defense system. An unhygienic environment will result in disruption of the body’s physiological function so that the animal’s body’s defense ability is reduced.
An environment that is too cold or humid can cause the balance of substance exchange to be disturbed so that growth will not be able to grow properly. To be able to realize a cage that is always kept clean and healthy, it is recommended that every pet cage is cleaned from dirt every day and mopped by using a disinfectant.
The accuracy in choosing disinfectant is one of the factors that determine the success of animal owners to be able to create a hygienic environment. Different types of disinfectants can be chosen at least animal owners recognize good disinfectant characteristics such as,
• Bactericidal or has the ability to kill bacteria
• Does not irritate animal or human tissue
• Low toxic properties
• High penetrating power
• Still active even though there is body fluids around it, dead tissue, and pus.
• Does not interfere with the healing process
• Does not damage the appliance
• Leave no trace of color
• The price is cheap and easy to get
Animal owners should also note that success after disinfection is very dependent on several things such as,
Disinfectant levels and microbial contact times with disinfectants
In providing disinfectants, animal owners should pay close attention to the instructions for use on disinfectant packaging, because in order to get the expected results, usually each factory will issue a disinfectant with different levels, of course with different usage methods.
Sometimes animal owners will be able to reduce the amount of disinfectant given and of course reduce the minimum level that should be. This will make the expected results Not achieved.
The time of contact with microbes must also be considered. In disinfection it is better if the environment and the environment around the cage is cleaned first, so as not to block the entry of disinfectants into the body of microorganisms and disinfection can run optimally.
Empty the cage or move the animal to another place, do the disinfection according to the instructions for using disinfectant so that the disinfectant can work optimally, then re-enter the pet into the cage.
Pet must be removed from the cage when the process is infected so that the disinfectant can be evenly distributed and work optimally on each surface of the cage. In addition, also so that pets can avoid interference that might occur because they are exposed directly by disinfectants.
Various types of disinfectants that exist today are considered safe and rarely cause disruption to pets, but to be safer, pets should be released first.