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How Often Should You Clean a Pet's Food Dish?

Are You Cleaning Your Pet's Food Dish Often Enough?

Do you clean your pet's food dishes every day? If you don't already, you should, according to Halo Pets. Think about it: your pet spends a good amount of time licking various parts of their bodies, including their butts and their feet. Those two areas right there harbor a lot of bacteria that is then transferred to their mouths and into their dishes while they eat and drink. We suggest washing food and water dishes and food scoops with warm, soapy water at least once a day.

A few other tips for keeping everything as clean as possible include washing your own hands before and after handling food and food bowls and storing food properly (open canned food should be kept in the refrigerator with a lid for no more than three days, and dry food should be kept in an airtight container).

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