Pet Care FAQ's
What disinfectant is safe for pets?
When it comes to keeping our furry friends safe, the best thing you as a pet owner can do is research! There are a range of disinfectants out on the shelves that all use different ingredients, some hazardous to pets and some not; therefore, it is best to be able to identify which are safe and which are not! Start by being alert to products with strong odors, and particular chemicals and ingredients such as ammonia, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and any chemical compounds containing the word “phenol”. Fortunately, in the MedibLU UDF antibacterial & antiviral products, all ingredients are organic and perfectly suited to being used around pets! The main ingredients are lactic acid, tartaric acid, peppermint oil, and lavender oil which are all clean and non-hazardous ingredients!
What disinfectant kills kennel cough?
Kennel cough is a highly transmissible upper-respiratory infection that can be caught by dogs of all ages. However, it is more severe in puppies that are under 6 months and/or are immune compromised. One of the best ways to prevent your dog from catching kennel cough is to use disinfectant on their bedding, bowls, cage, and toys frequently. But more so when they have been around other dogs or in crowded conditions like boarding kennels, dog shows, etc. A range of disinfectants can be used to do this, however, be sure to opt for a pet-friendly disinfectant to keep your dog safe and healthy - like the MedibLU UDF Antibacterial & Antiviral products which are made using all organic, pet safe and effective ingredients!
What is a pet safe disinfectant?
Some common ingredients to be wary of when it comes to disinfectants and pets are Phenol, Ammonia, Alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride (BACS), bleach and essential oils. Safer cleaning ingredients for pets include Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide (AHP), Dish Soap, and Vinegar; however, although these ingredients are deemed less harmful, moderation should still be kept in mind and ingestion should be avoided. To be assured that you are keeping your pet safe when it comes to disinfectants, read labels carefully, follow directions of usage, store products securely, keep products in their original bottles/containers, and be aware of cross-contamination! All of our MedibLU products can ease your mind when it comes to pet safety, as they are made using clean, pet-safe, and effective ingredients!
How do I disinfect my house with pets?
The best way to disinfect a home with a pet living in it is to begin with a pet-friendly disinfectant; one with no toxic chemicals - like all MedibLU UDF Antibacterial & Antiviral products! With typical disinfectants, you should avoid applying disinfectant with pets present; this helps to avoid animals from licking any disinfectant directly, or from getting it on their paws or fur, etc. You should also ensure all disinfectant is rinsed and removed before allowing pets to return to the cleaned area. However, with the MedibLU UDF products; all you need to do is apply the product and then wait for a set amount of time until it is all dried and all nasty bacteria and viruses are gone! Also, you do not need to worry about cleaning around or near your pets with this fabulous disinfectant as all chemicals are fully pet-safe! Using harsh cleaners should always be avoided around pets, and mixing cleaners should be prevented even more so, as this can cause noxious fumes that can be potentially deadly for pets.
What can I use to disinfect my dogs paws?
When it comes to disinfecting your dog, and not just their surroundings, you must be extra careful when choosing what you use. A dogs paw is as sensitive as a human hand, and must be cared for properly as if irritated or dried out, they can be prone to painful cracking. As human beings, we would not be willing to rub our hands with any old chemicals and bleach, which is why we should not do this to our dogs either. So, what is the best way to keep our dogs paws clean and bacteria free? It has been recommended that mild hand soap or dish soap diluted with warm water is a good way to keep the paws clean and protected!
What is disinfection in veterinary?
Disinfection in veterinary is described as the process used to minimise the number of micro-organisms to a low level that is classed as not being a threat to health for neither animals nor people. This process is needed in veterinary as many animals pass through daily, some who are poorly and are carrying different bacteria and viruses. This therefore makes it a highly contaminated area, and it is necessary that continuous cleaning/disinfectant processes are followed and maintained so that everyone and every animal using the vet and protected and kept safe; and not made vulnerable to any illness. The MedibLU UDF Antibacterial & Antiviral products are the perfect disinfectant for this job! With safe but effective ingredeints to keep hygiene levels to the optimum, as well as the safety.
How do you clean a vet cage?
With numbers of dogs passing in and out of veterinary clinics daily, it is easy for bacteria and infection to spread; therefore, it is important to know how to sufficiently keep these areas as safe and hygienic as possible. To keep a vet cage clean, you should begin by removing an organic material; using wipes or a cloth, any faeces, urine, blood or dirt should be removed safely. Then, the whole of the inside of the cage should be cleaned, and then this should be rinsed and dried. Following, a pet-safe disinfectant should be applied and allowed to sit for some time - like the UDF Antibacterial & Antiviral Disinfectant Surface Spray, This should then be allowed to stand for a set amount of time, until dried so that you can be sure that all nasties are gone and the cage is as clean as new!
What bacteria can you get from animals?
Bacteria caught from animals is referred to as a zoonosis (an infectious disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans, and vice versa). There are a list of illnesses associated with animal contact, including rabies; a disease affecting the nervous system of mammals, Blastomycosis; a rare fungal infection, Trichinosis; a disease caused by roundworm, Histoplasmosis; a rare fungal infection as well, and many more! This is why it is important to use an efficient, animal-safe disinfection to keep areas clean where animals live, to minimise the risk and spread of any bacteria, keeping both you and your pet safe and healthy! The MedibLU UDF Antibacterial & Antiviral products are the perfect disinfectant for preventing the spread of bacteria from animals to humans.
Is disinfectant harmful to pets?
Some, not all! Many cleaning products bought from stores, claiming the advantages and abilities to kill all kinds of bacteria and viruses, can also be threatening to the health of our pets. Some disinfectants used around the home can poison our loved furry friends, as well as causing sickness and sometimes, even death. Therefore, it is important for pet owners to be aware of certain things when it comes to picking a disinfectant! Being alert of things like strong odours, as well as particular chemicals and ingredients such as ammonia, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and any chemical compounds containing the word “phenol”. The MedibLU UDF Antibacterial & Antiviral products are made of four main ingredients, lactic acid, tartaric acid, peppermint oil, and lavender oil! Therefore these organic but effective ingredients work to rid of all unwanted germs and bacteria, whilst also protecting our furry friends!