Cleaning Your Pet Food Bowl
Do you regularly wash your pets food bowl? Please do. A recent study by NSF International examined 30 everyday items from 22 different households and pet food dishes ranked 4th in the final list of germ spots. Pet food bowls can serve as ideal breeding ground for bacteria, mold and yeast. It doesn’t matter whether you feed your pet wet, dry or raw diets, either. The recommendation is to wash pet bowls daily either in a dishwasher or with soap and hot water. And stainless steel or ceramic bowls are preferred over plastic. Plastic bowls can develop small cracks which give germs an easier place to hide. Or, replace those plastic bowls on a regular basis….and wash them!