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Cleaning My Dog’s Paws — Is it ok?

By Dr. Laundry April 14, 2017

Q: Cleaning dogs’ paws. Is it ok? What is the proper dilution with water?


A: Hi Jim;

Clorox® Regular-Bleach1 (or any of our other laundry and home cleaning products for that matter) should not be used to clean dog paws. I would stick with whatever shampoo you use for your dog’s baths. If your dog has a specific health issue with his paws, then check with your vet for a recommendation. I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions, and thanks for writing!

—Dr. Laundry