Bacteria are harmful to the health of your dog. Remember, Salmonella can grow in its water and food bowl; that is, according to various studies that indicate a pet’s food can be a germiest in your household. As the dog eats its food, leftovers may fall from its mouth into the bowl, thereby leaving bacteria in water. That is why you should be familiar with the methods of cleaning your pet feeder. Below are hits on the procedure you can follow for perfect dog feeder cleaning.
1. Disassemble the feeder
The first step of cleaning your pet feeder is disassembling it. That way, you can easily get rid of all particles hiding in its corners.
If you are wondering how to do this, then wonder no more as all it takes is separating the bottle, storing water from the feeder’s base to prevent the possibilities of your pet falling ill.
It would then help if you unscrewed the cap, which has a filter around the top part in many cases. This may be done by unscrewing the feeder from the base.
Get rid of old water or water trapped inside the pet feeder.
Disassembling also helps you to disinfect all corners of the feeding container.
Put soap or disinfectant into the bowl
Unscrew the cap of your pet feeder
Put soap in the bottle brush. Fill the bottle using warm water and use the brush to scrub inside the bottle.
Add more soap to the base of the pet feeder.
Scrub all surfaces using a bottle brush
Ensure that all crevices have been scrubbed given that germs thrive in the corners of these containers
When you have scrubbed the base, you can now rinse using warm water.
How often should you clean it?
Just like your dishes are washed daily, your pet’s feeder should often be cleaned to prevent it from accumulating germs and dirt in its corners.
Cleaning it once or twice should also help keep it hydrated and happy.
You may realize that the pet is drinking more water after cleaning the pet feeder.
This is often a great sign that your furry friend is enjoying the daily water changes.
That way, your dog can enjoy its meals wholesomely while preventing the possibility of falling ill.
2. Why You Should Use warm water
Warm water is known to kill germs faster than cold water. That is why you should consider warming the water you will use to clean your pet feeder. This way you will be sure you are dealing with the germs in the right way.
3. Handwashing works too!
While you may find it easy to use a dishwasher in cleaning your pet feeders, handwashing may be easy too. Wash the feeding bowl and the water feeder separately to avoid passing germs from the feeder to the dispenser.
Your dog or can needs to gain access to fresh food coupled with water to maintain its health. Being the parent herein, it is your sole responsibility to ensure that this is accomplished every day of their lives. For some individuals, however, life may be all about the hassle and bustle. Therefore, it may be challenging to accomplish that. But not with the cleaning tips above.