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Antibacterial Cleaner for a Dog Kennel?

My 5 month old pup is in an outdoor kennel during the day. The ground cover is pea gravel. I clean up everyday, but was wondering if there was a home made antibacterial I could sprinkle or spray on weekly? Or any other suggestions to keep away unwanted bugs and flies?

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Annie from Severance, CO

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July 6, 20090 found this helpful
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I use a product from Top Performance, it is an animal quarters disinfectant, detergent, and deodorant. It is what many vets and groomers use because it also kills parvovirus as well as others. I got an attachment for my garden hose, that I put the disinfectant in and it automatically mixes the solution as I spray. I have raised shelties for about 15 years and I have used this almost as long and love the results.

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March 25, 20190 found this helpful

Horrible chemicals in this.

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By Samantha (Guest Post)
May 20, 20080 found this helpful

You may use ash or fine wood saw.

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May 22, 20080 found this helpful

Dogs (and animals) are designed with a certain amount of natural resistance to germs. Don't be overly worried like the advertisers (who would like us to buy their products and sanitize everything in sight) want us to be. Daily pick-up of solid waste and changing the location of the run from time to time should suffice. I hope it is large enough to give the dog a chance to relieve itself away from its shade/shelter.

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Ask a vet for a recommendation for a pet-safe insecticide to spray the area with, if you like, and follow label directions carefully. "Homemade remedies" are often fuzzy-sounding, but a waste of money when it comes to effectiveness in true scientific studies. We use Frontline to keep fleas/ticks/skeeters from biting. It is wonderful and worth the money. If you can buy in quantity, it is less $.

Plenty of time out of the run for relief and exercise (when you're home) will also limit soiling in the run.

Best Wishes & Happy Pup!

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May 23, 20080 found this helpful

Use one part bleach to ten parts water. You will not be able to smell the bleach, and it will sanitize the kennel as your pup needs. Of course if you don't, the urine and fecal residues that filter down through it will make happy maggots and flies galore. There's nothing good about that being a 'natural' situation, it will stress the pup to smithereens.

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In fact the very confinement that causes the situation will be the unnatural, since in the wild dog species leave urine very widely distributed. Good for you for wanting better for your dog. Real love seeks to meet the needs of the loved one!

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By gggrinche42 (Guest Post)
May 27, 20080 found this helpful

I knew a guy who use to raise dogs. And he would get the tobacco at a local cigarette factory. It was the stuff that was left over so he got it free. He used it for the dogs bedding and the fleas don't like it. Or I know that you can use cedar chips for the bedding. I use Odo Ban to eliminate the odors they use it in hospitals, nursing and homes for bed pans and etc. cher

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