Owning a pet is a big responsibility, and unfortunately, our little friends are susceptible to injury and disease as much as any other member of the family. When an injury, sudden illness or death occurs, it can be traumatic for the owners to clean themselves. Also, some owners begin to become incapable of cleaning up after their animals regularly which can make a rather large mess in the home.
The improper cleaning and handling of pet filth, blood, feces, urine, or even saliva can be just as hazardous as human counterparts and should be left to professionals when in large quantities. While rare, there are situations where improper handling can lead to serious illness or in extreme cases even death. Think Hantavirus in mice, or histoplasmosis in bird and bat feces.
There are several diseases and parasites that canines and felines can also transfer to humans, including rabies, and tapeworms; among others. Even reptiles are also known to carry various strains of Salmonella bacteria which can lead to fever, abdominal cramps, and dehydration that may require hospitalization.
When the unfortunate does happen, do not hesitate to call the professionals at 11th Hour. We specialize in the cleaning of blood, urine, feces, and death of pets and have the proper equipment and training to help bring your life back to normal.