Much of this information merely reinforces common sense and good hygiene precautions, which should always be followed when caring for your pet.
- Always wear gloves when coming into contact with pet waste such as faeces, urine or vomit
- Dispose of faeces and solid waste by flushing down the toilet
- Try to absorb any fluid waste with paper towels and dispose of by double bagging. The aim is to ‘contain and absorb’ any contamination rather than ‘dilute and distribute’
- The final cleaning process for household areas soiled with vomit, faeces or urine should include household products containing bleach.
- If clothes, bedding, towels etc. are soiled, these should be machine washed separately to normal household laundry
- For cats, clean the litter tray as soon as possible after it has been used. Remove faeces and flush down the toilet. Dispose of litter by the double bagging technique and clean the tray regularly. Keep children away from litter trays.