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Can I use bleach to make sure my garden is clean for the dogs?


My three dogs sometimes mess in our back yard and I want to make sure that it’s as clean as possible. Can I use bleach or are there other products that would be better?


Bleach can be effective as a way of killing bacteria and viruses, but you need to be careful to get the dilution correct, as you may end up irritating your pets’ skin where they come into contact with it, if you don’t rinse thoroughly. Instead, I’d recommend a special disinfectant designed to be used where animal contact is expected: ask your local vet or pet shop for details.

If you are worried about your pet's health, visit the Petfix DIY Triage Checker or talk to your vet as soon as possible.