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How to Keep Pet Spaces Clean and Safe

How to Keep Pet Spaces Clean and Safe

Posted by Lashonda Geffrard on 10th Jun 2024

As the owner of The Paw Shop, having a clean and safe salon is a top priority. When we recently moved to a new location, I wanted to ensure my staff and I were doubling down on our commitment to cleanliness in our fresh space. Whether you are also moving to a new location, have a mobile unit or are in the same building you’ve been in for years, there is no better time than the present to elevate your salon’s cleanliness. 

Why Cleaning and Disinfecting Pet Spaces is Essential 

First, let’s get real. A clean environment is crucial for preventing the spread of germs and diseases. This helps ensure the health of both pets and their owners. Like humans, pets can be susceptible to various pathogens, and a grooming salon or daycare can be a hotspot for bacteria, viruses and parasites if not properly maintained. And trust me, nobody wants to be the pet salon with a reputation for spreading sniffles. 

Plus, a spotless grooming salon allows pet owners to trust their pets are in a safe, hygienic space. A clean shop means happy pets, happy owners and, ultimately, a happier YOU! 

My Top Three Cleaning Tools and Supplies 

As someone who’s been in the pet-care industry for more than 15 years, I have my go-to cleaning tools and supplies to help us keep The Paw Shop in tip-top shape. Here are my top three favorites. 

Petology 256:1 Disinfectant

Comprehensive Cleaning: This disinfectant is the superhero of cleaning products – it kills viruses, bacteria, fungi, mold and mildew. This makes it perfect for cleaning and sanitizing everything from floors to kennels to even your grooming stations. 

It also deodorizes, so your salon always smells fresh. With Cherry, Lavender, Wintergreen, Lemon and Fresh & Clean scents, you’re sure to find your preferred fragrance. 

EPA-Verified: Petology 256:1 Disinfectant is verified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to be effective against the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus. It also kills Rabies, Respiratory Syncytial Virus and much more

Cost-Effective: One gallon of concentrate makes 256 gallons of cleaning solution. No matter your salon size or cleaning needs, this means it is going to last a long time and stretch your dollar. 

Furemover Broom

Unique Design: The Furemover Broom will be your new best friend in the fight against pet hair. Its soft, 100% natural rubber bristles grab pet hair like a magnet. It’s like magic, but better because it’s real. And with a 60-inch telescoping handle, you can reach all those pesky nooks and crannies. 

Versatile: This broom is a multitasker. Yes, it gathers stubborn pet hair, but it also has a squeegee on the head for those unexpected liquid messes that need a quick clean-up, which is very convenient. 

Hygienic: As a bonus, the Furemover Broom is fully washable and easy to clean. Quickly washing it after every evening’s clean-up provides an added layer of sanitization to your salon. 

DOGOFF! Laundry Detergent

Pet Safe: Imagine a laundry detergent that’s as gentle as a puppy’s kiss. That’s DOGOFF! It is pH-balanced for dogs’ skin, unlike harsh human detergents, which could make your pet itchier than a flea circus or worse – cause skin irritations that require medical attention. 

Effective Cleaning: It’s perfect for washing towels, pet bedding and blankets, leaving them fresh and bacteria-free. Plus, the fresh scent smells fantastic. 

Easy Choice: With DOGOFF!, choosing a pet-safe detergent is a no-brainer. On top of those benefits, one gallon equals 128 laundry loads. Seriously, even a dog could sniff out how awesome this stuff is! 

At The Paw Shop, we believe that cleanliness is next to dogliness. Moving to our new location gives us a chance to expand our services while keeping everything spotless. 

With the right tools and a sprinkle of elbow grease, we make sure our facility is a safe and inviting space for all our furry clients and their humans. So the next time your customers drop by, you can rest easy knowing you’ve got the cleanest salon in town. After all, our pets deserve nothing but the best!