Infection control

Always follow expert advice to protect the health of your pets, particularly regarding routine vaccinations, worming and external parasite, particularly flea, control.

If your pet does become sick, there are actions you can take to prevent spread of disease.

  • Isolate or keep it away from other healthy animals.
  • Seek veterinary attention promptly.
  • Tend to isolated/sick pets after you have tended to healthy ones.
  • Remember that some infections can be passed between animals and humans (and vice versa) so always wash your hands carefully after handling pets, particularly sick pets.
  • Consult your vet regarding using disinfectant after you have cleaned up after your pet.
  • Dispose of waste carefully in sealed bags.
  • Wash all bedding and toys separately from all other laundry at the highest temperature suitable for the fabric as per the care label.



Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Association (FECAVA) provide guidance, FECAVA Advice to Companion Animal Owners on Responsible Use of Antibiotics and Infection Control in conjunction with The Bella Moss Foundation, a charity which works in collaboration with the British Veterinary Association and veterinary schools, provides information and guidance on infection control.