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Warning re Zoflora Disinfectant

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TibetanTerrier Wed 24-Jun-20 12:17:39

I often see people recommending Zoflora disinfectant in this forum. For those who are not aware, I think it's worth stressing that if you have pets in the house you MUST buy Zoflora Odour Remover and Disinfectant, NOT the standard Zoflora.

The original Zoflora contains a chemical called benzalkonium chloride, which is toxic to pets.

After years of complaints that Zoflora had harmed pets, they eventually produced the pet-safe Odour Remover and Disinfectant, but they stress that it is very important that we follow the instructions for use and don't let pets near surfaces until they are completely dry. They claim that the diluted Odour Remover will completely remove the smell of urine,

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Adante Wed 24-Jun-20 12:19:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

pistolknight Wed 24-Jun-20 12:23:32

Good for you Adante hmm not sure the owners of this dog would agree**

dementedpixie Wed 24-Jun-20 12:24:34

That pet stuff also contains benzalkonium chloride. They are all safe to use as long as it is allowed to dry before your pet walks on the surface.

TibetanTerrier Wed 24-Jun-20 12:25:46

@Adante I'm glad you've been lucky, but Zoflora themselves now recommend we don't use the original formula around pets. People are, of course, free to make up their own minds, but it seems rather foolish not to use the formula specifically designed for the safety of our pets.

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Soubriquet Wed 24-Jun-20 12:26:12

You can use the original zoflora, you just have to make sure the floor is completely dry before allowing your pets on it

Bargebill19 Wed 24-Jun-20 12:28:11

I use heavily diluted flash or home brand equivalent - no problems. However the vanish carpet cleaner gives them contact dermatitis, and so needs to be throughly hoovered before the animals are allowed back on the carpet.

dementedpixie Wed 24-Jun-20 12:28:12

And its phenols that are dangerous to pets which zoflora doesn't contain. The link says animals walked on wet floors and licked their paws - simple answer - keep them off the floor until its dry

dementedpixie Wed 24-Jun-20 12:29:18

the zoflora I have says on the box its safe around pets as long as the surface is allowed to dry first

dementedpixie Wed 24-Jun-20 12:35:19

All that seems to be different is that the fragrances have changed. Zoflora website says

All of our Zoflora Fresh Home fragrances have been specially formulated to be better tolerated by your pet's sense of smell

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