How to Clean Stainless Steel Dog Bowls
Stainless steel dog bowls are generally more hygienic than those made of other materials, but they can rust if they aren’t looked after properly and this is something you want to minimize for the sake of your dog’s health. You should:
- Avoid scratching the surface of the bowl with a scrubber – use a sponge or soft cloth and washing-up liquid to remove any food stains.
- Soak the bowl in a vinegar and warm water solution, or a bleach and cold water and cold water solution to sanitize.
- Rinse with clean water and dry.
NB: Consider rinsing your dog’s bowl each time you fill it with food or water, and give it a deep clean once a week.
How to Clean Dog Toys
These days, you’ll find most dog toys can be washed in the washing machine or the top rack of a dishwasher, depending on the materials they are made from.
You should always check the manufacturer’s instructions before washing them and then use the highest recommended temperature to remove any lingering dirt or bacteria that could affect your dog’s health.
Alternatively, as above, let your dog’s toys soak in bucket of warm water and white vinegar, or hot soapy water; scrub clean; rinse in cool water; and let air dry.
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