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Watching your dog suffer through parvovirus can be devastating. Luckily, it can be avoided.
The key to avoiding parvovirus is vaccination and bacteria elimination.
Did you know that even if you have had your dog vaccinated against parvovirus, they can still get it? It is because there are so many different strains of the virus. As a second line of defense, a good anti-bacterial cleaner is a simple measure to use.
Since the virus is transmitted by contact with an infected dog's feces or vomit, cleaning up after your pup seems like a no-brainer, right? Here is where it is important to think about what type of cleaner you are using.
Most people think of bleach when they want to do some serious germ fighting. And, to give bleach the credit it is due, it does work. Especially since the bacteria can survive on inanimate objects for 5 months or longer. But bleach may not be the safest thing to use around your dog. There is an alternative that is even more effective - and safer to use around your family - than bleach.
It's called Basic-G and it is available from Shaklee. Labratory tests have proven that while bleach loses its effectiveness with one hour while the Shaklee Basic-G lasts for three days. Basic-G is registered with the EPA as a disinfectant for parvovirus (and feline leukemia, for those of you with cats, too).
Basic-G is concentrated, one quart makes 64 gallons of cleaning solution, and can be used throughout your home. It is also great for the environment in another way. The Shaklee corporation is a carbon neutral company. It just makes sense all around.