We know how messy your house can get when you have furry friends running around all the time. It can be hard to keep up with cleaning, and even harder to find cleaning products that are safe to use around dogs. Fortunately, we’re in the process of compiling a list of the top cleaning products and brands that will help you keep a clean home, without hurting Fido! So check back with us soon, and get ready for Spring cleaning with us.
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cleaning supplies toxic to dogs
Unfortunately, a variety of cleaning supplies are toxic to dogs. From bathroom cleaners, to household polishes, and even soaps. We recommend keeping all of your cleaning supplies locked away just in case. unfortunately, even small doses of some chemicals can prove to be toxic to your pets. In our opinion, finding cleaning products that are safe to use around your furry friends is worth the trouble!
It’s important to keep an eye on the ingredients inside your daily cleaners. The following chemicals are toxic to both animals and kids, and should be handled with extreme care.
- Glycol Ethers
We realize that sometimes it’s hard to avoid purchasing toxic chemicals for household chores. If you do have to purchase any of the listed ingredients, make sure they’re completely out of reach for your pets and children. All it takes is one curious dog to unleash a major catastrophe.
While you may be thinking, my dog doesn’t lick my floor or drink my cleaning supplies, so I don’t have to change my routine. unfortunately, your dog is more exposed to your cleaning supplies than you may think. If your detergent contains harmful chemicals, your dog may ingest it by chewing on their beds, or apparel. Many dogs like to lick food off of the floor as well; needless to say your floor cleaner could very easily end up in your dog’s mouth. While some chemicals are spread so think it may not hurt your pooch, it’s still better to be safe than sorry.
Seventh Generation is a fairly new company (28 years old), founded to create safe plant-based cleaning products. They strive to create products that are safe to use around your family, and yes, that includes Fido! They clearly display all of their ingredients on their products, and even work to help you understand what those chemicals mean for your family. As we all know, it can be nearly impossibly to decipher some of the ingredients found on the back of your cleaning supplies. Seventh Generation started the #comeclean campaign to encourage other companies to come clean about what chemicals they use in their products. You can trust the ingredients used in their products. They’re plant-based, powerful, and if you have any questions about the ingredients, you’ll find an explanation on their website, seventhgeneration.com.
All Purpose Cleaner
Looking for a new all-purpose cleaner that’s safe to use around your kids and pets? This is a great place to start! Seventh Generation’s all-purpose cleaner is strong, without all of the harsh chemicals. It’s free from harsh fragrances, petroleum based solvents, phosphates, strong acids, and dyes! Even better, they don’t test this product on animals. You can use this all-purpose cleaner on just about any surface; mopping your floors, cleaning off your counters, or even your bathroom.
We highly recommend Seventh Generation to anyone with animals in the house. It’s safe to use around animals, and all of their products are cruelty free. The ingredients are good for the environment, and your house!
The all-purpose cleaner is fluten-free, USDA Certified Biobased, and kosher, and is tough on grime, grease, and dirt. In our opinion, it’s a no-brainer. It costs about the same as a traditional household cleaner, and works just as hard.
In our house, we use disinfecting wipes nonstop, and Seventh Generation’s are our go-to. They kill 99.99% of household germs botanically! Including the flu, rhinovirus, the common cold, and more. These wipes are EPA registered, and use a unique thyme-based technology to keep your surfaces clean. Unlike other harsh cleaners, you can safely use this on eating surfaces without rinsing afterwards. Easily clean your dog’s chew toys, your children’s toys, and your dog’s bowls without worrying about the chemicals! In fact, this strong cleaner only contains 1 active ingredient; thymol.
Mrs. Meyer’s is another great brand for households with children or pets. It was founded by Thelma A. Myers. She was passionate about the environment, and her family. That’s why she founded a company that doesn’t use any harsh chemicals, or anything that’s bad for the environment.
None of Mrs. Meyers’ products are tested on animals, and they’re free from the harsh chemicals found in the name brand products. Their cleaners are made with essential oils, and are all phosphate free. You can rest easy knowing your house is clean and safe for your dog to lick, chew, and play around in.
Mrs. Meyers has a multi-surface cleaner that’s perfect for households with pets and children. This spray is made from 98% naturally derived ingredients to not only clean your house, but keep your pets healthy, too! They basically reinvented everything we know about household cleaners. Instead of using harsh fragrances, they use vegetable proteins to fight odors. The ingredients are also biodegradable, making this product just as good for the environment, as it is for your pup!
This multi-purpose cleaner has a relaxing lavender scent that smells as good as at cleans!
What you won’t find in thie spray? Formaldehyde, artificial colors, phthalates, parabens, and glycol solvents. ALL of the toxic chemicals we noted earlier, are kicked out of this product. That means it’s safe to use on your children’s toys, your dog toys, and of course, all of your messy surfaces!
Pet Focused Cleaners
Unfortunately, dogs aren’t usually too worried about keeping the house clean or odor-free. Fortunately, there are cleaning products out there that are safe to use around pets and good for them too! From odor-eliminators, to stain removers and more, check out our top picks below.
Febreze Pet Odor Eliminator
Febreze is a pretty popular brand, and fortunately, it’s good for your pets, too! This odor-eliminator is designed specifically for fabrics. It’s great to use on dog beds, kennels, couches, and even your bed. Unlike many air fresheners, this pet odor eliminator doesn’t just mask odors, it also cleans them to completely get rid of them. That means, you don’t have to keep spraying your furniture through out the day to keep them smelling fresh.
The pet odor eliminator is completely safe to use on your pet’s furniture.The below ingredients are all perfectly safe to use around Fido; however, if you have any small birds, we suggest keeping this out of their air as their lungs are super sensitive.
It contains: Water, Cyclodextrin, Alcohol, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Maleic Acid, Benzisothiazolinone, Fragrance, Diethylene Glycol, Polyamine Polymer
Sunny & Honey
Sunny & Honey is a company built with your pets in mind. They create safe and powerful cleaners designed specifically for messes made by canines. From feces, to drool, to urine, and even that harsh wet dog smell; honey & sunny cover it all!
Honey & Sunny is a very unique cleaning company. They never test on animals, and they even donate 10% of every sale to animal organizations. Additionally, their products really work! Before you throw out that smelly dog bed or re-upholster your couch, try their products. In our households, it’s a staple.
They use powerful natural bio-enzymes to safely get rid of just about any pet stain or odor. Their unique formula even prevents future marking! If your pup seems to mark their territory everywhere they go, give this a try. It’ll get rid of the old stains, and prevent Fido from using your carpet as a fire hydrant.
Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator
The Pet Stain & Odor Miracle enzyme spray is one of the best odor removers that you can find. We love this product because it offers a safe and healthy way to remove just about any odor that can linger including urine, drool, vomit, and feces. Any unruly smell your pup brings into your car can be removed with this spray. It’s also safe to use on hardwood, carpet, dog crates, upholstery, and on dog beds. This particular spray is also safe to use around your pets and children. This is truly a product you can feel good about buying for almost any area affected by your pup.
Ingredients: Water, enzymes, nonionic surfactant, fragrance, opacifier.