Cheap Green Cleaning for Your PetsPosted: March 18, 2011
Some cleaning products that you use may not only be harmful to yourself, but to your pets as well. There are "green" and pet-safe products that work great, but they may be a bit pricey for your tastes. However, if you’re looking to chop the price tag, just a few household items that you probably already have can do the trick:
Cleaning the toilet bowl
If Fido is famous for drinking out of the toilet bowl, whether you want him to or not, the cleaning supplies you use in the bowl could be hazardous to his health. Try this option instead: Using a spray bottle, spray about a cup of white vinegar into the bowl. After that, throw about a ¼ cup of baking soda onto the vinegar. Lastly, use a little water and wipe the area down with a toilet brush. This is non-toxic and the taste of the vinegar might even discourage your dog from drinking there anymore.
Instead of that chemical carpet cleaner that could be bad for your pets, consider sprinkling baking soda on your rug. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then vacuum it up. The baking soda has great cleaning and deodoriing properties, and is not harmful to your pets.
Seeing your pet lick something off the floor probably isn’t a rare sight. Using a formula similar to that used for the toilet bowl, you can clean your floor well and keep your pet from licking up harmful chemicals. Use white vinegar, diluted with some water if you wish, and clean your floors with that. It will act just like ammonia or bleach without being toxic.