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I have to scrub out Izzy's playpen and crate. It's not dirty, the floor is plastic, the crate is plastic but I just think it should be thoroughly cleaned once a week. I'm afraid of what products to use. What do you recommend that I use to clean and disinfect it with that will be safe for her to be put back in it?
 
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Originally posted by 20202@Feb 14 2005, 12:10 AM
I have to scrub out Izzy's playpen and crate.  It's not dirty, the floor is plastic, the crate is plastic but I just think it should be thoroughly cleaned once a week.  I'm afraid of what products to use.  What do you recommend that I use to clean and disinfect it with that will be safe for her to be put back in it?
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I would use dishwashing liquid and rinse very well.
 

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you can easily use Natures Miracle and you wouldnt have to worry about anything.
and it has a nice smell.
 

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I second the bleach use....You can mix a solution of 1 part Clorox to 1 part of water and either use it in a spray bottle (buy one new, never put bleach into a used container of any kind) or with a sponge. You can also buy Clorox Cleanup, but it's a lot more expensive than making your own. Let the solution sit on the hard surfaces for at least 30 seconds before wiping down. If there are any urine spots, please use Nature's Miracle before you use the bleach solution. The combo of urine and bleach can cause harmful fumes...they may not be enough to cause you a problem, but they could be for your dog. You can follow the bleach solution with a wipedown of NM. NM is isopropol alcohol based. Same thing with Cinch cleaner. The combo of the bleach and the alcohol will kill all bacteria.
 

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Thanks guys. Guess who is getting their little piece of Heaven cleaned today??

I have some of the Clorox Cleanup so I will use that diluted to wipe everything down.
 

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I clean Brink's crate bottom with bleach (diluted)...and then after that is rinsed really well, I wipe it down with the clorox clean up wipes...I don't think they have bleach in them. His crate is big, more like an apartment, so he really doesn't lay on it. His little litter box, a bed, and a small basket of toys is in there...that leaves a little space for him to walk. It mostly needs to be cleaned because of pee-pee paws that are wet when he leaves the litter box
.I wish he would be "dainty" like some of the ones I hear about on here. He could care less whether he gets pee on his paws or where he tracks it
! All BOY!!!!!
 

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I use Nature's Miracle to clean everything. I put it in a spray bottle so it's super easy and convenient.


Originally posted by tlunn@Feb 14 2005, 12:02 PM
He could care less whether he gets pee on his paws or where he tracks it
! All BOY!!!!!

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Brinkley sounds like Tuffy! He loves to track his pee pee paws all over the floor and carpet.. and me!
 

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Originally posted by Mystify79@Feb 14 2005, 04:29 PM
I use Nature's Miracle to clean everything.  I put it in a spray bottle so it's super easy and convenient.

Speaking of Nature's Miracle...get this!

I went to Petsmart yesterday to get some more....we were out. We don't use it very often now...but we have had some problems with one of our cats too...
Anyway, I picked up the quart size in the dog department, and then went to the cat department to browse around and look for a new cat brush.
WELL, as I was looking, I noticed the products to remove cat urine smell too. So I picked the "Natures Miracle for Cats" up. I compared the ingredients to the one from the dog section that doesn't really say whether it is for dogs or cats...and the ingredients were listed EXACTLY the same.
So, I took it to the manager to ask if they knew anything. Of course she didn't, but like me, assumed that they were the exact same thing, just packaged by a different name.
The cat stuff was 1.00 more for the same stuff. Not that a dollar is a REALLY big deal, but why market it differently?!
Now, anyone with cats knows that cat urine is nothing like dog urine, and there is no stink quite like it-(except for a skunk?!) so maybe they were trying to play on that with customers...that this formula was specifically for the cat smell. Who knows?! But, I bought the regular formula for the dollar less. I may write the company and ask them.
 

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I saw that too...maybe the ingredients are in different concentrations? Once I accidently picked up NM Skunk Odor Remover...it looks exactly the same. I didn't do an ingredient check though.
 

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I know other people mentioned it but i just want to say rinse out the bleach really really good becuase it can burn them.
 

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Originally posted by tlunn@Feb 14 2005, 03:43 PM
Now, anyone with cats knows that cat urine is nothing like dog urine, and there is no stink quite like it-(except for a skunk?!) so maybe they were trying to play on that with customers...that this formula was specifically for the cat smell. Who knows?! But, I bought the regular formula for the dollar less. I may write the company and ask them.

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Maybe it's the same ingredients BUT there are more of some ingredients than others?

I, personally, wouldnt use bleach. I dont even like using bleach on clothes. The only time I use bleach is when I add a little to my dishwasher. I've messed up some of my clothes because of bleach. And I wouldn't want to have bleach anywhere near my carpet, either.
 

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bleach is the best dissinfectant..it kills EVERYTHING. as long as u rise well, it is the best.
 

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Originally posted by LadyMontava@Feb 14 2005, 08:43 PM
bleach is the best dissinfectant..it kills EVERYTHING.  as long as u rise well, it is the best.
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Well my THANG is, I cant see it, so I don't know how well I rinsed it! LOL.
 

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Originally posted by ButterCloudandNoriko+Feb 14 2005, 11:44 PM-->
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bleach is the best dissinfectant..it kills EVERYTHING.  as long as u rise well, it is the best.
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Well my THANG is, I cant see it, so I don't know how well I rinsed it! LOL.
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You shouldn't have to add extra bleach to your dishwasher....dishwasher detergents all contain bleach. It's one of their primary ingredients because of it's effectiveness. As far as clothing and bleach is concerned, only use liquid bleach on whites. Clorox's website has some great bleach tips. I only use bleach on my white laundry, but I do go through quite a bit of it in my house. I use it in the toilets, on the sinks and bathroom counters, kitchen sink, floors, and the list goes on....
 

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Yeah, I am a bleach fan myself. But I am very messy with it, so I have had to learn what NOT to wear when I am cleaning..he he. I no longer use it to do the general kitchen cleaning. I ruined WAY too many shirts that way! Cleaning up after meals etc...when you think about it...bleach is what is in swimming pools and stuff...it CAN hurt you...but not if it is diluted enough. In the summer I use a small amount in the kids' outside pool to keep green gunk from growing. As long as you THINK you have rinsed it...it is probably ok...does that make sense?
 
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