Whether you are a pet owner, a pet grooming company or a veterinarian one thing you will know is that animals can make a mess!
Be it a pesky puppy with a penchant for puddles or a belligerent Bengal with a love for a bin; at some point in time these 4 legged friends will need cleaned along will the areas around them.
It is said that “Pets make a house a home”
But they also eat things they are not meant to, bite stuff other than their toys and don’t get me started on what they like to lick.
With the pet care market worth over £4,500 million, there are an abundance of products on the market today aimed at animal lovers.
We have trawled the tinterweb and visited the supermarkets to find our top 5 sanitising products so that you don’t have to – we are good like that!
What is the best cleaning product for my pet?
Online: Pogi’s grooming wipes, fragrance free – £6.95 for 100 wipes
Pogi’s grooming wipes struck a chord with us; Pogi is a French bulldog and the inspiration behind the company and their brand. They create functional earth-friendly products to help you care for your pets.
These wipes are bamboo-based, hypoallergenic, and completely biodegradable. Containing aloe vera,vitamin E, and Hawaiian awapuhi, they help clean, freshen and condition while giving your pet's coat a healthy shine.
These wipes are a quick fix for a filthy Frenchie however if your pooch is a little bit muckier you could try:
Online: 4-legger organic dog shampoo - £16.95 for 473ml
Melissa Bond owner of 4-legger was diagnosed with cancer and in order to aid her recovery her oncologist insisted on a germ free zone. This meant that her dogs were frequently washed to keep germs at bay. It was during this time that she noticed the dogs were miserable and their coats were dry and flaky.
They looked at the dog shampoo bottle to discover the so called all natural organic dog shampoo they were buying had the same ingredients as the dog shampoos they would never have knowingly purchased.
Fast forward; Mellissa’s company now develops safe, sustainable, natural dog cleaning products that are 100% natural, hypoallergenic with aloe and lemongrass. They are biodegradable, non-toxic and soothing for normal to dry and itchy allergy sensitive skin.
Online: Rascal shampoo bar - £6.95
Rascal’s shampoo bar is sold by a UK based company called Ethical pets. Ethical pets are a small online pet store run by Anna and Joey. They have a whole host of ethical, interesting goodies for your animals.
All these products are terrific in their own right but what if you needed a product that not only cleaned your pet but killed germs?
Do I need to sanitise my pet?
Cleaning your pet is important but cleaning doesn’t always kill all the harmful pathogens that can ultimately cause disease.
Online: Leucillin Antiseptic Skincare – 150ml £9.00
Leucillin antiseptic skin care spray is an anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal spray, suitable for use on all mammalian animals.
It provides you with a powerful hypochlorous solution to combat infections and kills germs by destroying the bacterial cell on contact.
Online: 'ESOL for Animals' – 750ml spray - £7.50
'ESOL for Animals' is a solution made onsite by Bridge Biotechnology using only salt, water and electricity.
It is safe, non-toxic and over time turns back into water.
What can ‘ESOL for Animals’ be used for?
- Cleaning wounds
- General wash down
- Hot spots
- Skin rashes
- Skin ulcers
- Post-surgical sites
- Irritated skin
The majority of cleaning products are harmful if not diluted or accidentally ingested but ESOL is safe to humans, animals and the environment.
'ESOL for Animals' is also available in larger bottles (5l and 25l together with multipacks)
Additionally, 'ESOL for Animals' can be used in a professional environment for clinic disinfection; this is vital to prevent the spread of any infectious diseases.
Does this all sound too good to be true?
'ESOL for Animals' is not available to buy online until the end of October 2018 but you can grab a free sample
There are lots of pet products to keep your kitty cute and your doggy dashing. Let’s be honest, your pet could quite easily have as many beauty products in the cupboard as you have – but do you really need them?
‘ESOL for Animals’ can be used to clean and sanitise your pet and their bedding and equipment, carry cases and crates. It can be used to disinfect wounds and help healing and you can even add it to drinking water.
Normally I would say it is a few quid well spent but just now, you do not even have to part with any cash!
Have you found a sustainable, pet friendly cleaning product that you would like to tell us about?