February 6, 2019
State-of-the-Art System Helps Protect Against Airborne Germs and Allergens, Including Canine Influenza
PHOENIX – Feb. 7, 2019 – Beginning this month, pet parents who choose to board their pets at PetSmart and bring their dogs to Doggie Day Camp will now benefit from an increased level of health protection. PetSmart, the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions, made a $1 million investment to install PetAirapy, a proprietary state-of-the-art air purification system that uses UV technology, in its PetsHotels.
PetAirapy was exclusively designed for the animal care industry to help protect against airborne germs and allergens by using ultraviolet germicidal irradiation that has been used and trusted by hospitals for nearly 100 years. PetAirapy safely cleans the air without using harsh chemicals to help protect against contagious diseases such as Canine Influenza.
“Canine Influenza and other causes of Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease are considered a threat to dogs across the country,” said Jennifer Freeman, DVM, PetSmart’s resident veterinarian and pet care expert. “Animal hospitals, dog parks, kennels and day care facilities are not immune to outbreaks. While PetSmart already practices the highest safety standards in the industry, using PetAirapy in our PetsHotels adds another layer of protection and gives pet parents the added comfort of knowing their pet will be breathing clean, purified air to keep them happier and healthier while they are in our care.”
More than 200 PetSmart stores throughout North America offer boarding facilities known as PetSmart PetsHotels. These full-service hotels for cats and dogs feature 24/7 safety-certified associates and an on-call veterinarian. They also are home to PetSmart’s Doggie Day Camp, a supervised, fun place for dogs to play and to enjoy toys, treats and organized activities.
For more information about Doggie Day Camp or boarding services at the PetsHotel, visit services.petsmart.com.
PetSmart LLC is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they, together, can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities. PetSmart employs approximately 56,000 associates and operates more than 1,650 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as more than 200 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. The retailer provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products, as well as services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp™ and pet adoption. PetSmart, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities® of Canada work with more than 3,500 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets into stores so they have the best chance possible of finding a forever home. Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated more than 8 million adoptions, more than any other brick-and-mortar organization. In May 2017, PetSmart acquired Chewy.com, a leading online retailer of pet food and products in the U.S., which operates as an independent subsidiary.
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