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Good cleaner spray safe to use around cats?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Ok, this is embarrassing, but I picked up athlete's foot at the gym

To get rid of it permanently, I need to spray the floors with something antifungal, but it needs to be something that is safe to use around the cats (I'll keep them out of whatever area is sprayed until it's dry, of course).

Lysol spray kills it, but I've heard that isn't safe to use around the cats. Is that true? Any other ideas?
post #2 of 7
Lysol spray is safe to use ONLY if you let it thoroughly dry BEFORE the cats walk on it. Do NOT let them walk on wet Lysol...they will lick their paws and ingest it. I see that's what you plan to do, so it should be OK.

Lysol used to have an ingredient that is toxic (phenol), but that's no longer in it. Here's a couple threads that discuss safe cleaning products:

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57934
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59348
post #3 of 7
I have always used a 15% bleach solution to clean my floors, counters, etc. There are a ton of cleaners you can purchase through animal supply stores to disinfect, but bleach is easiest for me to get.
post #4 of 7
In a situation such as that, I think it would be okay to use Lysol responsibly.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your answers!
post #6 of 7
Don't be embarrassed ! It doesn't mean you're not a clean person. Not all gyms clean and disinfect as well as they should.
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks, Alessandra.
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