December 18, 2023

Ensuring Fire Safety in Boarding and Pet Services Facilities: A Comprehensive Guide

In recent years, we’ve seen the devastating consequences of fires in boarding and pet services facilities. These incidents have led to significant financial losses and, more tragically, the loss of animal lives in their care. DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU! To help protect your facility, it’s crucial to be aware of local fire safety laws and regulations while proactively implementing the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and guidelines. As owners and managers of these establishments, you bear the […]
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

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. […]