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Pet Safe Natural Soap, Hand Sanitizer and Disinfectant

By Dr. Andrew Jones

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With the COVID-19 pandemic, many pet parents are looking for pet safe, and natural cleaners, and disinfectants that they can use at home. Dr Jones shows you what works, is safe and effective in this new video.

1. Pet Friendly safe and effective soap- Castile Soap
https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/hand/handwashing.html
2. Homemade Pet Friendly Hand Sanitizer. 70% ( 3 tablespoons) rubbing alcohol, 30% ( 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel), 10 drops of Lavender oil.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/infection-control/hcp-hand-sanitizer.html
3. Effective, Pet Safe Disinfectant Spray- 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (120ml), 10 drops of Lavender oil
https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/disinfection/disinfection-methods/chemical.html

Hydrogen Peroxide

The literature contains several accounts of the properties, germicidal effectiveness, and potential uses for stabilized hydrogen peroxide in the health-care setting. Published reports ascribe good germicidal activity to hydrogen peroxide and attest to its bactericidal, virucidal, sporicidal, and fungicidal properties 653-655. (Tables 4 and 5) The FDA website lists cleared liquid chemical sterilants and high-level disinfectants containing hydrogen peroxide and their cleared contact conditions.

Microbicidal Activity.
Hydrogen peroxide is active against a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria, yeasts, fungi, viruses, and spores 78, 654. A 0.5% accelerated hydrogen peroxide demonstrated bactericidal and virucidal activity in 1 minute and mycobactericidal and fungicidal activity in 5 minutes 656.

A 7% stabilized hydrogen peroxide proved to be sporicidal (6 hours of exposure), mycobactericidal (20 minutes), fungicidal (5 minutes) at full strength, virucidal (5 minutes) and bactericidal (3 minutes) at a 1:16 dilution when a quantitative carrier test was used 655.

Other studies demonstrated the antiviral activity of hydrogen peroxide against rhinovirus. The time required for inactivating three serotypes of rhinovirus using a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution was 6–8 minutes; this time increased with decreasing concentrations (18-20 minutes at 1.5%, 50–60 minutes at 0.75%).

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