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Tips to Keep Pets Clean and Happy while Social Distancing

Updated: May 24, 2022

A few quick and simple techniques can help you catch the dirt and debris that comes along with pets and clean effectively when you do.

The on-going crisis – #COVID-19 has made it crucial for people across the globe to practice social distancing by avoiding social events and shared public spaces.

While this might be a good time to spend time with family and pets, it is important to adapt to this change by practicing cleanliness to ensure that your pet and home stay fresh and clean.

Here are some tips -

Wash and Clean Bedding

Whether it is washing your dog's or cat's bedding, ensure that you keep up a regular cleaning schedule. Dirty cages can lead to a smelly home, discomfort for your pet, and a build-up of germs and bacteria that can even result in disease or infection. Use veterinary disinfectants which are certified and easy to use.

Clean Bowls and Toys

Some pets can have weak immune systems and can develop illnesses easily without the right care. Good hygiene is important in helping to ensure your pet stays healthy. Don't forget about the bowls and toys too; these can harbour germs if they are not regularly cleaned.

Clean Litter Box

If your pet uses a litter box, it should also be cleaned regularly. Use a cleaner that is designed to tackle pet odours and stains. High-quality, absorbent cleaning solutions can help to minimize offensive odours and may mean that cleaning does not have to be done quite as regularly.

Disinfect Surfaces

Get your surfaces, and all exposed areas infested in your house. It is one of the most important things to do, considering the current situation. Stay on top of infection control by making it a priority.

Air Your House

Is Tenacious pet smells affecting the energy in your home?

Develop a daily practice to Open your windows and let some fresh air in. Even on extreme hot/cold days, a 10 minute blast of fresh air works wonders at deodorising.

DIY Odour eliminator

While the supermarkets are filled with house cleaning, disinfectants and odour eliminator like products, you don’t really have to spend big bucks on buying them all. Common home items such as vinegar and baking soda make excellent odour eliminators.

A few quick and simple variety of techniques can help you catch the dirt and debris that comes along with pets and clean effectively when you do.

It is recommended that pet owners use products which are certified.

These are effective and safe general disinfection for all hard surfaces (such as tables, floors and animal cages), and for animal housekeeping procedures (such as the cleaning of food and water bowls and bedding).

Composed of a hygiene and infection control range as well as topical treatment product range, many veterinary disinfectant products are designed to keep both animals and veterinary practitioners safe from diseases. Keeping your pets clean and happy while social distancing is not hard but requires some planning and training.

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