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Your dog’s dirtiest thing to wash every week


Source: Yandex Zen

A very, very, very dirty dog ​​thing that owners so often forget about.

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To be honest, I’m philosophical about the cleanliness of the house where the dogs live, writes the author of the In Dogs we Trust channel on Yandex Zen... I am now talking about the fact that my house, toys, bowls, hands and faces of licked children are not endlessly around the circle, and so on. But I have known for a long time that one of the dirtiest and most dangerous things in a dog's house is a leash.

The fact is that the material of any leash is a breeding ground for bacteria. E. coli is especially fond of such items, well, a couple of dozen other unpleasant diseases can be easily picked up.

Our question is especially relevant: dogs walk mostly without leashes, but children (the youngest most) love to lead a dog with an important look. Husky around is not as interesting as the feeling, albeit deceptive, that you are in control of the situation.

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The leashes fall to the ground, the dogs are also not averse to shaking them in their teeth, and also treats in their hands, some of which remain on the leash handle. Everything that is possible and impossible begins to live and multiply on the material. Especially on a sling, nylon - we have just like that. Dangerous for both dogs and the owner.

In winter it is easier, of course, but in the rest of the year a leash is really a very dirty and dangerous thing in your house!

Leashes should be washed twice a week if used actively. We, like many dog ​​owners, have a lot of leads, and a clean one is always in stock.

I read an interesting and, it seems to me, an acceptable way to disinfect and quickly wash leashes: pour hot water into a basin or sink, add 6 tablespoons of vinegar and 20 drops of tea tree essential oil. Leave the leashes for minutes on 30, then brush and rinse. You can probably put soap or laundry detergent on the brush.

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When I'm too lazy to mess around, I breed a veterinary disinfectant and soak the leashes in it overnight. I can add essential oil there too - I really love it when the leashes smell a little fresh, natural aroma.

We carry out this procedure on weekends, more often in the summer.

Everyone already knows about bowls, but I’ll remind you just in case: they must be washed every day. This is also a hotbed of bacteria in the house. But leashes and collars are in our hands much more often, therefore we need to take care of them in a timely manner!

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