May 19, 2022

Health Risks of Chemically Scented Products for Pets and People Revised May 2022

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. “Scented laundry products release carcinogens, study finds” That was the headline from CBS News in 2011. According to the news report, a study suggests scented laundry items contain carcinogens that waft through vents, potentially raising cancer risk. The study, published in the August 2011 issue of Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, indicates the presence of more than 25 “volatile” air pollutants, including […]
May 10, 2022

No Pet First Aid Kit? No Problem! Use These Mutt-gyver Tricks

By Arden Moore, Pet Health and Safety Coach As pet professionals, you count on the valuable items inside a pet first aid kit. You can reach with confidence for the tick-removal comb to pluck out this parasite on a dog’s back, antibiotic ointment to tend to a minor wound, as well as splints and triangular bandages to stabilize a sprained or broken leg. But the reality is that a fully stocked pet first aid kit is not always available when […]
May 10, 2022

Pet Care Worker Safety: Let’s Safely Start the Summer

by Ben Day Summer Time and the Pet Care Facilities are filling up fast! Here are some “To Do’s” to consider for the safety of both animals and humans. Fire Extinguishers First, let’s not forget to check those fire extinguishers, then, make sure your team members know how to operate them. Safety Programs Secondly, by now you have no doubt dusted off your Safety Programs and reviewed/revised them. Right? Annual Safety Training Knowing how all IBPSA Members are always on […]
May 10, 2022

Every Day Safety: Heat Stress Protection

Oh, the joy of summer! Your clients are planning vacations and your profit margins will be going up. But, oh, the other “joy” of summer. As mild days give way to soaring temperatures and thick, oppressive humidity, the season also calls for extra precautions. Along with this joyous time lurks the danger of having one of your valued clients or workers get sick due to heat exposure. There are precautions you, as an employer, should take to lower this risk. […]