3 Ways to Stop Your Dog From Bringing Germs in the House
February 15, 2021at5:00 AM
If you’re a dog parent, you know your canine companion loves to get into everything.
From climbing up into bed with you at night to digging through the trash, most dogs tend to make themselves right at home in your house.
So how do you stop your dog from bringing germs into the house?
Believe it or not, this means dogs can spread all kinds of dirt, germs, and bacteria in your home. Whether it’s coming inside after a long romp in Boston Public Garden or even after a quick walk around the block, your pup can track in several unwanted contaminations. But let's face it - no one can wash their dog every day.
So how can you make sure your home stays clean and germ-free without sacrificing your dog’s wellbeing? We here at Boston Laundry Inc. are fellow dog lovers, and feel your pain! We’ve got you covered.
Here are three ways to make sure your dog doesn’t bring germs into the house.
Wash your hands after playing with your dog.
You may not realize it, but it’s crucial to wash your hands after petting or playing with your dog. When your dog has been outside of the house, things like pollen, bacteria, pollutant particles, and more can settle on their coat. For example, if you play with your pooch and eat dinner right after, you could introduce all kinds of germs to your system. Take 20 seconds to wash your hands with soap and warm water after playing or cuddling with your pup.
Wash your dog’s bedding and toys often.
It’s always a joy to watch our pup snooze after a long day of playing in the park. But what stays on their bedding once they finish their nap? It turns out there are seven kinds of bacteria that can linger on your dog’s bed or toys. From Salmonella to Staphylococcus, a dog’s bed and toys can be an unwitting host for all kinds of harmful bacteria. Make sure to wash your dog’s bedding and toys at least once a week. And if your dog bed is too large for your washer and dryer, we here at Boston Laundry Inc would be happy to wash your pup’s bed for you! Bring your dog bedding, toys, and more. We’ll return it to you within 24 hours, clean and ready for another adorable nap.
If your pup has an accident indoors, launder anything that has urine on it and avoid direct contact.
We all make mistakes - even the best potty trained pups get it wrong sometimes! If you have a new puppy that is being crate trained or a senior pup that can’t hold it as long as they used to, they may urinate indoors. Be sure to avoid contact with pet urine. If your dog pees on furniture, rugs, or clothing, launder or spot clean as quickly as possible. Use rubber gloves when touching items that have urine on it. And if your pup accidentally pees on his or her bedding, feel free to contact Boston Laundry Inc for a quick clean. We’ll clean and disinfect your dog’s bedding in no time.
While it may be disconcerting to realize that dogs bring bacteria and germs into the home, there are plenty of steps you can take to keep you and your furry family member safe. By washing your hands regularly, laundering bedding, and building regular cleaning habits, you can keep your dog happy and healthy along with the rest of your household.
If you need help with dog laundry or any other kind of laundry services, Boston Laundry Inc is here to help!