Pets are family. You love looking after them, but you may not realise they’re also busy looking after you. Medical research suggests pet owners are more likely to have lower stress levels, enjoy better health and have a higher quality of life than those who don’t live with a four-legged friend. Unfortunately, bacteria and other germs love your animals almost as much as you do. That means, as a pet owner, you need to take extra care with your cleaning.
Here are 4 top tips to help you prevent germs from spreading in your home:
1. Wash pet toys and bedding regularly with Dettol laundry Cleanser Cotton
Some pet germs can spread to the rest of the family. Regularly cleaning pet bedding and toys and clothes that have been in contact with your pet will reduce infection risks.
Use Dettol Laundry Cleanser Cotton to kill 99% of bacteria, even at temperatures as low as 20°C. Pop two capfuls in your wash for hygienically clean, fresh fragranced laundry, from children’s clothes to pet bedding and pillow cases!
As you’ll know, pet hairs can end up anywhere and everywhere; on the furniture, on your clothes but mostly on the floor. This might seem a bit obvious, but the better your vacuum cleaner, the better you’ll be able to get rid of them. Find one with extra strong suction to dislodge hair from textured carpets and a high-quality filter, which you’ll need to clean out regularly. If you allow your pets to sit on the furniture, look for one that works on upholstery too.
Little accidents can happen in the home
Use a plant enzyme cleaner
3. Wipe away accidents fast
Not much fun, but if you have a new puppy or kitten, accidents will happen. Little messes might be impossible to stop but Dettol trigger sprays and wipes are the best way to make it seem as though they never did. These cleaners work wonders if you’re ever faced with the problem of how to get rid of dog pee smell.
4. Keep your house well aired
The simplest of tips, but always effective. A no-brainer in the summer but even when it’s cold outside, opening the windows and doors for a few minutes to get a quick blast of fresh air into your home can help minimise those tell-tale dog smells.