What is a safe antibacterial solution for my cats?

Leanne McClanahanLeanne McClanahan Member Posts: 13
edited 7 September, 2014 in Cats and a Clean Home
Hello, I'm posting in a desperate attempt to try and regain a hygienic home. My cats, particularly our white boy, never fail to find a new way of being absolutely filthy, no matter what we do to try and prevent it. By filthy, it usually involves cat or dog poop and pee. It is very depressing and frustrating for me, to have an elderly dog who essentially craps like a horse without warning in the house, and cats who play with the bins and even the toilet water on a daily basis. I shan't get into the gory details, but today our white managed to get himself very dirty and I guess it was just the last straw. I have antibacterial wipes but I know they are probably not worth risking on him. So, could somebody provide me with a product (bearing in mind, we're in Australia) or a home recipe for an antibacterial solution that is safe for cats? I am seeking something specifically antibacterial, not like the gentle pet cleaners in stores that are basically just scented water. Our white manages to get poop on him, so yeah, we need something that kills. Many thanks for any responses.

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  • Beastie_and_the_BoysBeastie_and_the_Boys Marquette, MI / ChicagoMember Posts: 17,806 ✭✭✭
    edited 28 August, 2014
    I wouldn't recommend attempting to use any harsh cleaners on your kitty. Regular shampoo and water will kill bacteria, but you would have to get him to accept being bathed. It might be easier to train your dog not to poop in the house and keep the toilet lids closed when not in use. :?
  • Leanne McClanahanLeanne McClanahan Member Posts: 13
    edited 30 August, 2014
    I wish it were that easy. The dog is elderly and can't always control herself/wait to be let out. She also has bad legs. The other day, she literally pooped herself on her bed because she couldn't get up. I wasn't expecting commercial products to be safe, but maybe a simple home solution like vinegar and water.
  • MrD_Sam_RazaMrD_Sam_Raza New ZealandMember Posts: 2,511 ✭✭✭
    edited 7 September, 2014
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