June 11, 2024 1 min read

Biosafety plays a crucial role in preventing infections in kennels. This article will delve into the importance of biosafety and offer practical tips to keep your dogs safe and healthy.

What is Biosafety? Biosafety involves maintaining safe conditions to prevent harm to dogs, their owners, and the environment. It includes proper cleaning, disinfecting, and handling practices to minimize the risk of infections.

Common Infections in Kennels

  • Parvovirus: Highly contagious and can be fatal. Proper disinfection is key to preventing its spread.
  • Distemper: A serious viral illness that can be prevented with good hygiene practices.
  • Parasites: Including ticks, fleas, and intestinal worms, which can be controlled through regular cleaning and disinfecting.

Biosafety Measures for Kennels

  1. Routine Cleaning: Daily removal of feces and debris is essential.
  2. Effective Disinfecting: Use approved disinfectants and ensure proper contact time.
  3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Wear gloves and eye protection when cleaning to prevent exposure to harmful chemicals.

Preventing Cross-Contamination

  • Foot Baths and Booties: Use at kennel entrances to reduce the spread of pathogens.
  • Separate Areas: Designate clean and dirty areas in your kennel to prevent cross-contamination.

Conclusion Implementing biosafety measures is essential to prevent infections in kennels. By following these guidelines, you can protect your dogs and create a safe environment for everyone involved.


**This article is based on a webinar hosted by breeder educator and microbiologist Ji Khalsa, Founder of Midwoofery. CLICK HERE to watch "Protect Your Litter: Advanced Strategies for Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Preventing Parasites in the Whelping Pen".