The winter has finally begun to thaw (knock on wood), and as the snow recedes and the days grow longer, you’ll slowly begin to realize that you haven’t given your home the deep-cleaning it deserves in some time. That is why they call it “spring cleaning” after all.
But if you’ve got a four-legged roommate you should consider whether the cleaning products you intend to use might be harmful to your pup. Even if you keep your cleaning solutions in a safe place, they can still leave a toxic residue or vapors that could injure your dog.
So we’ll start with the basics. Here are a few products to avoid.
Cleaning Products To Avoid
Any cleaning products which contain the following ingredients could be harmful to your dog.
Think of all-purpose cleaners you’d use in the bathroom. Most rely on bleach to sanitize whatever surface it is used on.
This chemical can be found in the multi-purpose cleaners which tend to be used in the kitchen. May also be found in toilet bowl cleaners and oven degreasers, but is primarily found in glass and window cleaners. Is streak-less glass really worth it?
3. Glycol Ethers
Also found in glass cleaner, glycol ethers can also be found in carpet cleaners, and many “green” products. Glycol ethers won’t always be listed as ingredients, so be sure to research the products you buy, or DIY.
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