If the Drinking Tube Gets Clogged
Almost anything from small food particles to mineral deposits can build up inside the drinking tube. First, soak the entire cap assembly in a solution of 10 parts water and 1 part bleach for 30 minutes. This will start the cleaning process and dissolve any clinging algae or organic deposits caused by liquid vitamins or medications.
Using a cotton swab or a pipe cleaner, wipe the inside of the drinking tube, pulling any debris out towards the open end of the drinking tube. Clean the tube from both ends using this method and soak it again in the bleach solution for about 10 minutes. Rinse the cap assembly well. Using this method, it is sometimes quite surprising how much “guck” can be removed from a drinking tube that appears to be clean.
How to Clean Pet Water Bottle
Plastic water bottles should be hand washed in soapy water and rinsed well. A pet water bottle brush should be used to remove any “slime buildup.” It is recommended you clean your bottle weekly. A small amount of bleach helps to disinfect the bottles if desired, just add a few drops to your water and rinse well; 10 parts water and 1 part bleach is recommended.
The glass water bottles with wide mouths can be put in the dishwasher, but a good scrubbing with a brush is also recommended. They should be cleaned weekly and can be disinfected with the same bleach solution as your plastic bottles and tubes.
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