March 11, 2020
Opting to use the best nontoxic cleaning products throughout your home benefits every member of the family—including pets. Dogs and cats can be just as sensitive to potential toxins and artificial fragrances as their human companions. That’s why it’s worth considering your pets’ well-being when making decisions about how to keep your floors, countertops, and other surfaces sparkling. Keep reading to get the scoop on some of the most popular pet-friendly cleaning supplies on ThriveMarket.com—all made without potentially harmful ingredients.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), bleach exposure may cause some uncomfortable symptoms in pets if accidentally swallowed, including drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, or severe burns. Dogs in particular are extra sensitive to fragrance (a dog’s sense of smell is 10,000 times more powerful than a human’s!) so even if they don’t experience stomach upset, artificially scented cleaning supplies may still affect them. With the well-being of your family pet at risk, switching to more eco-friendly options is an easy choice to help keep their environment a healthy one. And you don’t have to sacrifice a solid clean to do it. These days, plant-based sprays, gels, and other household cleaners are just as effective as their chemical-based counterparts, and feature ingredients such as essential oils and herbal extracts that leave your home both looking and smelling fresh.
Beware of any bottles that list these ingredients—they’re potentially hazardous to both animals and humans.
Enough talk about what to avoid—let’s take a look at some of the best pet-friendly cleaning products to use throughout the home.
Shopping for new eco-friendly pet cleaning products? Grab this bottle from Boulder Clean to give countertops and appliances a shiny finish. The formula is chlorine-free and leaves a lavender-vanilla scent behind.
Aunt Fannie’s makes it easy to clean your floors without dye, color, or alcohol. White distilled vinegar and a soothing essential oil blend does the trick!
Rosey’s plant-based formula decalcifies your toilet bowl and freshens your bathroom without harsh chemicals—and leaves a refreshing eucalyptus scent behind.
Instead of brighteners and artificial fragrances, our eco-friendly laundry detergent powder cleans your clothes with essential oils and natural enzymes. Every bag is good for up to 70 loads.
This all-purpose cleaner works on countertops, wood surfaces, and tile. The formula is 98 percent naturally derived and deep cleans using plant-based extracts.
Plant-based surfactants and spruce essential oil help make this cleaner tough on grime, yet gentle enough for everyday use around the home. If you need pet-friendly cleaning products for floors, give this one a try.
Biodegradable and free of chemicals and synthetic preservatives, this super-concentrated laundry detergent can clean up to 32 loads.
Dry hands are common after a long session of dish washing. Biokleen’s dish soap relies on a plant-based formula to not only cut through grime on your pots and pans, but moisturize your skin, too.
Better Life’s minty fresh dish soap (with a hint of lemon essential oil) is ideal for bakeware, cookware, and cutlery. The formula is biodegradable, alcohol-free, and dye-free.
Our biodegradable and easy-to-use dishwasher packs are filled with plant- and mineral-based ingredients that are kind to the earth yet effective at cleaning your dishes, too.
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