COVID-19, Pets, and Household Cleaners


Addressing the Issue of COVID-19, Pets, and Household Cleaners

Anyone who has paid attention to the news recently, or has looked outside, knows that COVID-19 has impacted every corner of the world in some way. During this time, it is important for everyone to take extra steps to stay safe. This includes pets. One of the biggest issues that is coming up involving pets and COVID-19 is household cleaners. At Central Texas Animal Hospital, we are here to help everyone in Pflugerville and North Austin with their pet needs.

Why Is This an Issue Now?

It is important for everyone to make sure that their pets stay safe at all times. This includes keeping household cleaners away from pets. One of the biggest reasons why this is an issue now is because people are using their household cleaners more than ever. While it is great to keep the house clean, it is important to do so safely.

The fact is that most people keep their household cleaners locked away behind a cabinet most of the time. Now, people are going into that cabinet more and more often to pull out those cleaners and make sure their surfaces are free from COVID-19. While this is a great idea, it also increases the likelihood that a pet might get into those household cleaners. The more often people pull them out, the more likely it is for pets to get into them. Fortunately, there are a few tips that people can follow to make sure their pets stay safe.

How to Keep Pets Away from Household Cleaners

In order to keep pets away from household cleaners, there are a few tips that everyone should follow. First, pet owners need to make sure that their household cleaners are safely locked away when not in use. Find a dedicated cabinet and place a lock on it. Make sure the household cleaners always go back into this cabinet.

While the household cleaners are out, make sure they are always placed somewhere that pets cannot reach. If they aren't being actively used, set them down on a high surface where the pets cannot get them.

Come and Visit Central Texas Animal Hospital Today

At Central Texas Animal Hospital, we are here for the pets of the Greater Austin area. We know that COVID-19 has been a tough time for everyone, and this includes pets. If you are looking for veterinary care in the local area, give us a call today to schedule an appointment. In the event that your pet does ingest household cleaners, we are here to help you.

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