Health risks associated with animal feces and urine + how Bio-One of Orange can help you

Just like humans, pets need to live in healthy, adequate conditions. As a pet owner, you must be capable of providing more than just shelter; pet owners must be capable of providing food, bathing, exercise, medical care, and all the attention that guarantees their welfare. Failing to do so, poses a biohazard health risk scenario for the owner, the animals, and everyone involved. 


An important aspect of being a pet owner entails making sure pets have basic health and physical function areas, designated to not interfere with our living conditions. Animal feces and urine are highly dangerous and contagious. While it’s safe for humans to clean it in normal conditions, taking care of large volumes of feces and urine by yourself may pose multiple health risks for you, your family, and even your pets.


Bio-One of Orange specializes in the cleaning, sanitation, and decontamination of animal feces and urine. If the situation has gotten out of control, our specialists can help you restore your house or property from the biohazardous waste associated with pets. 

Bio-One of Orange specialists are prepared to tackle any situation, no matter how difficult it might seem.

Toxoplasmosis - A disease transmitted from cats via infected feces


Toxoplasmosis is a disease that can cause serious health complications for humans, especially pregnant women. Exposure to cat feces is usually the cause of transmission, although it’s also been reported that toxoplasmosis can be transmitted via intake of undercooked and contaminated food. Mothers can also transmit the disease to their children during pregnancy.


Toxoplasmosis symptoms are not immediately visible, which makes it hard to diagnose. However, it’s common for people to show flu-like symptoms and general body aches.


Toxoplasmosis can pose a higher health risk for babies and children. Click here to see how your babies might show signs of toxoplasmosis disease. 


Some people become reluctant to the idea of having a cat in the house because of the fear of getting toxoplasmosis. The truth is, in all disease and infection-related situations, prevention is key. If you own a cat, or you want to adopt a cat for your home, don’t let the fear stop you.

Here are some recommendations for those owning (or interested in owning) cats:


  • Try to keep your cat indoors: For some people, this might be difficult. It’s not impossible, you just need to make some quick house accommodations for the new member of the family. If your cat goes outside, they might take care of their needs in your yard, contaminating the soil. It’s best to have them do their needs in a litter box.

  • Take precautions when cleaning their litter box: Use gloves and a mask when cleaning their litter box. Change the litter regularly and always do the cleaning outdoors, in ventilated areas. 


If you need help with taking care of unattended animal feces and urine, let Bio-One of Orange specialists help you. We adhere to strict guidelines and procedures to make sure your home is clean, sanitized, and free from all biohazards

Salmonella Infection - A common bacterial disease transmitted via contaminated food and animal feces


Although salmonella infection is not life-threatening, it can cause serious complications for everyone in the family. The salmonella bacteria usually live in the intestines of animals, which makes their feces a highly contagious transmitter. Salmonella symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and headaches.


Salmonella infection can be treated at home, and the symptoms usually last up to seven days. The best way to prevent Salmonella infection in your house is by:


  • Keep your kitchen area clean: Always wash your hands after touching raw meat, and make sure every utensil is properly washed and disinfected after use. 

  • A special tip is to have two cutting boards: one for meat, seafood, and other proteins, and one for fruits and vegetables.

  • Place your pet’s food and water resources away from the kitchen: Make sure their bowls are distant from your kitchen area. 

  • Always wash your hands after touching your pet and cleaning their physical function areas: As we mentioned before, do the cleaning outdoors, in ventilated areas, and as regularly as possible. 

Our specialists have encountered situations where pet owners have gotten overwhelmed by animal feces and urine. These are high-risk situations that must be handled by professionals, as the areas need to be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

Leptospirosis - Tramitted via animal urine


Most domestic pets like dogs and cats may carry this bacteria in their urine. Wild animals also carry this bacteria, and the main source of infection is contaminated water and soil. Leptospirosis bacteria are resistant, it can survive for months.

Humans can get leptospirosis by having contact with animal urine (and other body fluids) and also from contact with contaminated soil and water. You can prevent leptospirosis by:


  • Promptly cleaning animal feces and urine: A healthy home is a safer home. Make sure to clean any accidents from your pets and dispose of the waste in a sealed, plastic bag. 

  • Always wash your fruits and vegetables before consuming: This is a healthy practice that will minimize the risk of not only getting leptospirosis but several other diseases.

Bio-One of Orange specialists can approach hoarding and animal hoarding situation with the utmost care, compassion and privacy for everyone involved.

Bio-One of Orange specialists are prepared to contain, disinfect and sanitize areas that might have been severely impacted by animal feces and urine. Following strict guidelines and procedures, we will work to make sure the areas return to a safe, hazard-free condition for everyone in the family.


Bio-One of Orange can help you


Animal feces and urine pose a serious health risk for humans and they must be cleaned by professionals. Bio-One of Orange specialists work following EPA and NIOSH-approved regulations to make sure residential and commercial properties are properly remediated from biohazardous waste and blood and body fluids pathogens.


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