If you have pets at home, you know that maintaining cleanliness of your home can be a bit of a tedious undertaking. However, you may also be concerned about what cleaning products are safe for cats and dogs. It is important to avoid products that may be toxic for animals on surfaces that pets come into close contact with. So here are several things to consider, and several products that are safe for your pets.
While cleaning surfaces with different cleaning products, it is important to consider what surfaces your pets like to spend their time on. These may very from their own beds, floors and carpets, to furniture, such as couches or chairs, staircases, windowsills, etc.
As a rule, soaps and detergents are not toxic to pets when washed and rinsed out properly. They may only be toxic if ingested. In this case, they may cause reactions such as vomiting, diarrhea, and excessive drooling. When using stain removers, such as Tide Sticks, Oxi Clean or Resolve, always make sure to rinse out the products thoroughly so they can’t be ingested by your pets.
Because cats and dogs are often in close contact with rugs and carpets, it is important to take special care when using cleaning products for them. Natural cleaning products such as Nature’s Miracle Feel Cleaning Carpet Shampoo will ensure the minimum amount of potential harm. Products such as this are low-foam and phosphate free (just some of the things to look for when shopping for a rug/carpet cleaner).
Hard Surface Cleaners
When you clean floors and counters, it is important to consider opting for natural and green products. These products are nontoxic and nonharmuful to your pets. However, always make sure to thoroughly clean surfaces with water, and pat dry them after using the products. All-purpose natural cleaning product, such as Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner, for example, is a plant based cleaning product, which is quite effective on tough messes.
Pets get sick, have accidents, and sometimes just have natural odour. Your best bet for removing odours are products sold at pet stores. They are effective at doing their job and are specifically designed to avoid any toxic exposure. Aside form pet stores, these products can be found at health food stores.
Other household products that are safe for cats and dogs that can be used for cleaning are baking soda and vinegar. These two household supplies will ensure the bad scent is eliminated and your pets are safe.
Additionally, our staff is well experienced and trained to look out for your loved one’s health. We are equipped with and know what products are safe for cats and dogs. Give us a call today to book your appointment.