Product Type: Johnson's small pet accessories
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Johnson's Clean and Safe Disinfectant
Member Name: littlem91
Johnson's Clean and Safe Disinfectant
Advantages: Pet safe, cleans well, smells ok
Disadvantages: Perhaps price - although it does last a while.
Johnson's Clean 'n' Safe has been around for a while - and I've been using it for a few years now.
It comes in a very standard spray bottle - green top, lables and liquid. On the lable it states "Disinfector, cleaner, deodorant" and that it "Kills bacteria and viruses where pets live, sleep and feed". It also has a sticker saying it's safe for use with small animals. It comes in a 500ml bottle. It ocassionally has a changed lable or a new improved formula, but it's stayed very similar the whole time I've used it.
On the back it has the normal info; some of the viruses and bacteria it's effective against, precautions, directions and an important part saying there's a chance of a reaction on certain delicare feabrics etc. And also a rather worrying statement; "Do not spray directly onto animals.", which hopefully nobody needs to read to know it's a bad idea!
It is to be sprayed directly onto areas needing cleaning, it says it can be left upto 15 minutes to clean. Most of the time it only needs a minute or 2 at most though for me, I've also left it for probably about 30 minutes when doing other things. You then simply wipe (or rinse) clean and dry.
As a cleaner, it does work incredibly well - I've never needed to resort to less safe cleaners to get something totally clean and mostly it works fine with 1 use with warm water at most. More stubborn stains or patches I've sometimes used more and hot (not boiling) water and this will shift just about anything. I've used it on metals, plastics, materials (including fleece, cotton and polyester) without any damage, I've also used it on wood when cleanin a rabbit hutch. Each time the item has always been left beautifully clean.
It smells quite neutral - it has a scent but it's not overpowering, nor is it "bleachy". It's a very thin liquid, not gel-like, and it's a shade of green - it's not stained my clothes when I've got it on them though. One bottle will last me quite a while and I have 1 large, 2 level cage, and I'm pretty generous - you won't be going through a bottle a week.
Well we all worry about our pets, none of us want to risk harming them - now obviously I've done no extensive testing by giving it as a drink or anything, but certainly there will have been residue at times on things I couldn't rinse properly and I've never had any problems, I'm happy using it on food bowls etc to get them clean.
Price; Currently this sells in Pets at Home for £2.99, this is around the average price of it - I've seen it between £2.49 and £3.49 but it's usually at the middle, Ive sometimes seen it on offer in pet shops htough with £1 off or 2 for £5 and such and usually manage to buy it then. It's completely worth the money for me for knowing I'm not hurting my pets using it, it's also cheaper than many other brands of pet safe disinfectants.
A final word, they also do versions for birds, cats and dogs, I have no idea what the difference is but as they're the same price, you may as well buy the one best suited to your pet I suppose!
Overall a great cleaner and completely worth the price.
Summary: A great cleaner, well worth buying, and it actually does what it says on the label.
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