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Can you use adult wipes on your dog?

Can you use disposable wipes to keep your pet clean? And if so, what kind of wipes should you use? Let’s take a closer look at this important, but little-discussed aspect. 


Dogs can potentially bring germs into your home. But that’s just theoretical, right?


No, not hypothetical, this is the real issue, the studies say that homes with dogs had higher levels of bacteria. Specifically, homes with dogs had higher levels of E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, and MRSA, among others, including germs that can cause pneumonia. There is some good news, though; studies did not find any difference in germ levels between different dog breeds.


Regardless, the takeaway from this study is that everyone in your family brings bacteria into the house. 


Unless you’re prepared to lock yourself inside and never leave home again, that’s a fact we all just have to learn to live with. The best advice is to follow basic dog hygiene rules. Wash or wipe your hands after playing with your dog, especially before you eat.





Let’s start with the obvious: using an ordinary surface disinfecting wipe on your dog is a big no. 


Disposable wet wipes can be helpful for keeping your dog's paws clean and free of dirt, debris, and other contaminants. However, some cleaning wipes may contain harsh chemicals or ingredients that can be harmful to your dog if ingested. It is important to read the label of any wipe before using it on your pet's paws. 
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