According to Petland, the Center for Disease and Control (CDC) is going to release a report regarding campylobacter infections in humans. This report will contain reported cases of infections between the months of January and November 2019.
CDC investigated for this report by contacting too many pet stores pups and suppliers. Out of the 30 confirmed cases, 12 people reported that they had contact with a Petland puppy and the 5 persons were the employees at the Petland. One-third of the cases have been reported in people in 13 states as there are no Petland stores such as Utah, Minnesota, Wyoming, and Maryland.
The health and welfare of employees, pets and the customer were taken very seriously by the Petland. In the outbreak of 2016, when no particular and specific infectious source was found, all the recommended protocols from the federal and state animal and public health officials were implemented by Petland.
This was necessary to control and prevent the further spread of infection in humans and puppy. The recommendation includes mandatory sanitary training for all employees, multiple available sanitations, display of signage throughout the store, customer broachers that describe the common puppy disease.
These recommendations also including the guidelines to keep the pets and people healthy, sanitation practices for preventing transmission of campylobacter among puppies, changing animal husbandry.
Also, involved in implementing the education protocols and infection prevention guidelines for reducing the illness and infection among the Petland employees and customers. It is requested to the veterinarians to use the antimicrobial agents in the puppies in Petland stores for lowering the risk of multidrug-resistant strains of campylobacter.
Currently, there is no proper and direct recommendations presented by the CDC for stopping the exposure of these bacteria to puppies. It is suggested to the Petland to seek help from the animal health official for the recommendations to prevent puppies from getting infections.
This urges the federal and state animal health officials and veterinarians to regulate the protocols. These protocols are aimed to establish a case definition for puppies, finding the source of infection, recommending procedures for valid testing and the treatment options for the puppies for positive testing, including those who are not showing any symptom.
As in the 2016 outbreak, the strains of campylobacter were specific. But this time no specific strain is originating at Petland stores. By receiving the related information, Petland will try to find the exact source of infection. Also aimed at reminding the importance of hygienic and sanitation practices among the employees to save people and pets from getting infections.
According to the viewpoint, annually more than 12 million guests come to the store and visit it. According to the estimation of Petland, during this time more than 2.4 million customers involved in the socialization of Petland puppies.
The importance of proper hand sanitizing while handing pets, treats and pet’s food or pets waste, raw poultry and pet chickens is highlighted for reducing exposure risk of the of salmonella from the reptiles and chickens in the people. The licking of the dog to the mouth or any open wound is prohibited.
For preventing the disease transmission from the pets to the owner, the universal sanitary precautions must be adopted by everyone. More addition measures are regulated by the Petland for selling the healthy puppies. the health warranties also offered by the stores providing veterinary treatment for the various viral, bacterial and congenital issues.