Get Your Dog Care Questions Answered by Experts ASAP
You've been given some information about bleach, but I wanted to help you with the answer about the Lysol. I gave Reckitt Benkiser USA (the makers of Lysol) a call this morning and spoke to a woman named Janine. I asked about the efficacy of Lysol against the Parvovirus.
Here is her direct quote: "Although Lysol is effective against many viruses and bacteria, Lysol will NOT kill Parvovirus."There are three options that have been proven over time and testing to eliminate the parvo virus from the environment. First is bleach..since you get sick from it, you obviously can't use this in your house. If there is someone who could clean the affected areas with bleach while you were out of the home, that would be the best idea...but if you can't do that, then the other options are ultraviolet light or a product such as Wysiwash (you can find info about that here: http://www.wysiwash.com/ ).
The truly important thing to remember is that parvo can stay in the environment for several months, so bringing home an animal that is not vaccinated could put you through the exact same problems unless the environment is completely cleaned and all the remaining infectious agents are cleaned.
Here's the number for Lysol, in case you wanted to verify that their product is not effective against parvo.
You can call them to verify this yourself if you'd like. 1-973-404-2600