PetAirapy was the result of founder Annette Uda’s quest to find an effective, non-toxic solution for her Shih Tzu, Tasha, who suffered for years from environmental allergies including sores, ear infections, loss of hair, and more. When steroids, medicated shampoos, and antibiotics failed to deliver lasting relief, Annette was prompted by her veterinarian to figure out a way to control the source of the environmental allergies. Her extensive research and passion to help Tasha led Annette to UVGI and its ability to help eliminate not only of allergens but also disease-causing pathogens.
“After I witnessed, and my veterinarian confirmed, Tasha’s environmental allergies were virtually eliminated in a short period of time, I knew I needed to bring this UVGI technology to the animal care industry,” said Uda. “While this type of UV has been used in hospital environments for close to 100 years, PetAirapy recognizes that environments where animals are housed together are not the same as human conditions; in fact the conditions in animal environments pose a higher risk for disease outbreaks, which is why we focus our efforts exclusively on the animal care industry.”
Since its founding in June 2008, PetAirapy has grown exponentially. Today, the company’s tested, researched, and study-backed UVGI air purification systems currently operate in animal care facilities across the U.S. and internationally, as well as in hundreds of homes, helping prevent and eliminate airborne pathogens, such as canine influenza (dog flu), feline calicivirus, canine parvovirus, canine distemper, canine (kennel) cough, as well as allergens.
“Today, ten years later, even though Tasha is no longer with me, I’m more determined than ever to create healthy, disease and allergen-free environments for pet boarding facilities, shelters, dog daycares, pet homes, anywhere animals are housed together,” said Uda. “She was small, but her legacy is mighty, and I look forward to the next ten years of helping more animals.”
For more information on PetAirapy and its UV sanitizing technology for the animal care industry, visit https://petairapy.com.
Photo: PetAirapy founder, Annette Uda with Tasha