There are hundreds, if not thousands of cleaners on the market for the purpose of killing germs and bacteria found in our homes, schools, and workplaces. Cleansers are also used for our pets in the form of shampoos, flea treatments and carpet cleaners. While we’re not arguing the benefit of a clean house and pet, many of the products for sale contain hazardous materials that are bad for the environment not to mention they could be toxic to your pets.
For instance: Boric acid, common to ant killer and cleaners, is highly toxic to pets. Chemicals in bleach, floor cleaners, and wood polish are toxic and can be picked up by your pets paws causing irritation. Flea and tick medicines often contain a toxic cocktail that could prove to be harmful or even fatal if used incorrectly.
To protect yourself and your pet from toxic cleaners and treatments always opt for organic and naturally made pet cleaners. The products should contain natural ingredients that pose no harm to your pets. Try flea and tick repellants that contain citrus extracts. It is also a good idea to try to purchase products that were manufactured locally. This cuts down on the pollution and resources spent getting the product to your local store.