Everyone is aware that maintaining a clean home may be challenging, especially if you have animals. Did you realize, however, that several often employed chemical cleaning solutions are poisonous to dogs and cats? In fact, cleaning products that contain phenols, formaldehyde, bleach, and other toxic ingredients should never be given to animals.
Even pet-safe cleansers need to be stored correctly and kept out of your pet’s reach while not in use. Regardless of whether they are pet-safe, access should be restricted whether they are stored in a linen closet or securely under the sink. Additionally, make an effort to prevent your pet from accessing a space while you’re cleaning it to prevent unintentional licking, gnawing, or swallowing.
What distinguishes a cleaning product as either pet-safe or not? The label contains the solution. In cleaning products, there are some substances that could be dangerous to pets. Alternative ingredients are used in pet-safe cleansers to reduce their toxicity.
Several aerosol sprays, cleaners, and air fresheners, for instance, emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) both during use and even during storage. According to the EPA, both humans and animals may experience short- and long-term health consequences from these chemicals.
Fortunately, there are pet-safe substitutes for almost all household cleaning products, including carpet and surface cleaners, laundry detergents, and stain removers. Here are household cleaning products that are safe for pets.
Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent
The triple enzymes and plant-based cleansers in Seventh Generation laundry detergent work together to remove stains while being kind to you, your pets, and the environment. Clinically proven to be hypoallergenic, free of dyes, optical brighteners, and synthetic scents, and effective at all temperatures.
Common Good Pet-Safe Laundry Detergent
Common Good is risk-free for kids, pets, and the environment because it is made from enzymes produced from plants, one of which dissolves fats and the other of which breaks down starches. Common Good is completely biodegradable, hypoallergenic, and free of optical brighteners, artificial scents, and harsh chemicals.
Puracy Multi-Surface Cleaner
The biodegradable components used to create the plant-based Puracy Multi-Surface Cleaner have been carefully chosen to be safe for both children and pets. Puracy is free of harsh chemicals and fumes and hypoallergenic. For washroom surfaces, glass, and even a baby’s high chair, Puracy is secure and efficient.
Clean + Green Fabric Refresher
The spray-on fabric cleanser Clean + Green fights stubborn stains and odors naturally. The potent smells that linger on the sofa, curtains, cushions, and bedding are the ideal target for these cat-safe cleaning products.
Nature’s Miracle Deep Cleaning Carpet Shampoo
If you own dogs, you’ve certainly heard of Nature’s Miracle. However, did you know that they also provide a shampoo for deep cleaning carpets that is completely safe for animals? In order to effectively remove tough stains from carpet and upholstery, this low-foam, phosphate-free product combines bio-enzymatic odor locking technology to penetrate deep into the fibers.
Vinegar & Baking Soda
If you want to go with tradition and have a limited cleaning budget, consider baking soda and white vinegar. These two requirements combine for a cleaning solution that is both efficient and pet-safe, whether used as a thorough scrub or a quick wipe-down for surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom.
Editor’s note: It’s possible that the cleaning supplies listed in the article are safe for routine, advised use around dogs. Ingestion or off-label usage are not discussed in the text. As always, we advise talking to your veterinarian about using pet-safe cleaning and products (for instance, if your pet chews the product container). If a product is consumed, you should call pet poison control or your veterinarian right once.
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner
Mrs. Meyer’s makes a simple-to-use spray-on cleanser that takes on tough messes wherever they occur by combining scents inspired by gardens, essential oils, and plant-derived cleaning chemicals. Effective on all non-porous surfaces while being pet-safe.
SpotAway Pet-Safe Glass Cleaner
Making non-toxic, non-abrasive cleansers that are safe for the environment, your children, and your pets, SpotAway is great for cleaning glass, plexiglass, chrome, stainless steel, mirrors, and more. No hazardous chemicals, ammonia, or bleach are present.
Angry Orange Natural Cleaning Products for Pets
An all-natural, non-toxic, and pet-safe disinfectant called Angry Orange is made from orange peel oil. Its potent deodorizing solution works wonders to eliminate unpleasant animal odors and stains from carpet, tile, furniture, and other surfaces.
Bac-Out Stain and Odor Remover by Biokleen
Popular enzyme-based cleaning Bac-Out gets rid of unpleasant odors. If you pour this cleaner down your drain, it won’t harm rivers, streams, or oceans because it has no additives or contaminants. Simply mix a little bit of it with your regular detergent to get things extra clean. It also makes a great addition to your washing routine.
Simply Green Bio Dog Stain & Odor Remover
The non-toxic, biodegradable solution of Simply Green uses enzymatic bacteria and exclusive Fresh Bond® technology to dissolve stains, get rid of odors, and deter future soiling or marking.
Due to the abundance of its all-natural, concentrated soaps in showers across the nation, Dr. Bronner’s is nearly a household name. Although you shouldn’t use this particular biodegradable cleaner to wash your body, you can be sure that it is just as natural and efficient as their other cleansers at getting rid of pet stains. This all-natural cleanser for pet stains is made from plants and essential oils, and it only takes a few drops in warm water to get the job done.
Sort Health and Wellness Supplies
Examine several medications and flea and tick products. Add any that have expired to your shopping list and discard the rest.
Additionally, spring is the ideal time to arrange the medical histories of your dogs. If you haven’t already, schedule this year’s examinations and immunizations based on the dates of their most recent yearly exams.
It can take a lot of trial and error to find the right combination of non-toxic (preferably with some natural components) and truly effective solutions, as only a pet parent can appreciate. This list of non-toxic cleansers will take care of those messes while still protecting your pet, and we’ve done the job (literally).