A weekly routine of cleaning pet's bowls. If the plastic bowls have too many scratches consider replacing them bacteria hides out in scratches and it is tough to get rid of. Deep cleaning, a good soak, and scrub in very hot water and soap. You can also soak the bowls in one part water to one part white distilled vinegar DO NOT mix bleach and vinegar. Rinse very well.
Replace any toys that are too gross to get clean, or beaten up too much. You can soak them in one gallon of water to no more than ½ cup bleach soak for 10 minutes. Rinse out thoroughly and let them dry before you let your pet play with them. Some soft toys can be washed check the label from the manufacturer's instructions. If you don't want to use bleach use one part distilled white vinegar to one part water. Rinse out thoroughly and let them dry before you let your pet play with them.
Vacuum the bottom of the crate and wipe the bars with a hot soapy water rinse and wipe dry. If you want deeper sanitizing soak for 10 minutes in a mixture of ½ cup bleach to one gallon of water rinse out thoroughly.
Take a look at your pet's bed if you see a lot of soiling, chewing, and roughhousing. If you throw it in the wash and it doesn't come clean or it's been torn beyond repair, it may be time to replace it. You don't want your pets to be chewing off any pieces it could choke them. Use a waterproof, washable cover. Before you wash their bedding make sure you remove the pet fur and dirt and pretreat any stains or urine with a quality enzymatic cleaner before you put it in the washer. It's always good to wash in a cold gentle cycle to remove stains. Use sensitive skin detergent best to avoid respiratory and skin irritation you can also use sanitizer. Be sure to let it dry thoroughly before you allow your pets to use it. Pet beds should be cleaned every couple of weeks.
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