Safe and Natural Cleaning Products for Households with Dogs
It is important to try to keep a natural environment indoors, not just for your own good but for the sake of your furry family members (and other pets) too. As a dog lover, you understand that your dog has free access to your couch, floor, bed, walls, and everything in the home. Dogs love to lick pretty much everything and clean themselves using their tongue. They also do not wear protective layers like clothes or shower every day as you do! With all these in mind, you realize that your pooch needs protection because it is in direct contact with every surface. Consequently, you need to use safe cleaning products for the safety of your dog.
Below are four pet-safe cleaning tips to help you.
Yes! That baking soda in your kitchen is not just for preparing sweet sourly delicacies—it as well makes an excellent cleaning product safe for your dog. Baking soda possess mild abrasive qualities that make it useful for scrubbing surfaces. To make a homemade scrub, mix baking soda with equal amounts of warm water and salt. You can then use this scrub to wash dishes and bowls. Baking soda makes an excellent odor absorber as well. To harness this odor absorbing property, sprinkle a little baking soda over the rugs or carpets that you intend to clean and then wait for a maximum of 30 minutes before vacuuming.
Vinegar and Water
Water and vinegar make a powerful all-purpose cleaner safe to use around your dog. To come up with an effective solution, you need to add a cup of vinegar to a liter of water. This mixture effectively cleans many types of floors from wooden to vinyl floors. It also thoroughly cleans various stains, including grease and grime.
If you have been throwing away your orange peels, it is time you start keeping them. Orange peels possess a natural cleansing power in addition to their heavenly scent. To make a cleaner, soak the empty rinds in white vinegar and close the container tightly, putting it in a dark place. After two weeks, strain out the vinegar, and you have your cleaner ready. You can put the cleaner in a spray bottle then use it to clean the surfaces you want. To use it on floors, windows and countertops, mix half a cup with four cups of water. Spray it on the bathroom floor to remove stains and bacteria.
Lemon juice is all-natural and leaves a delightful after-clean smell. If your dog loves drinking from the toilet bowl - many dogs love doing so even if you buy them golden bowls, its time you used lemon juice for your cleaning. Many toilet cleaners contain harsh chemicals that are not friendly to your pooch. To clean your toilet, squeeze half a lemon into the bowl and then sprinkle some salt before scrubbing. You can also use the juice to clean grease off the floor or spray on the mirror to clean it.
Now that we need to spend lots of time indoors due to this pandemic, going out to buy some cleaning agents might not be the best decision especially when you have everything right in the house. Household cleaning products are non-toxic and clean as good as commercial ones. Say yes to safe cleaning solutions and save your dog from unnecessary allergies and sensitivities.