For Dog Sakes!, Clean Up Your Act

Safe Cleaning Products for people with pets 

I am fairly new to the green scene and one of the first steps I decided to make was switch out all of my old toxic cleaning products for more environmentally safe choices. Now that we have a small Dachshund (Bailey) living with us I am much more conscious. My town house has limestone tiling throughout the entire bottom floor and I am constantly mopping. Like most small dogs he licks up pretty much anything we drop and I was worried about the chemicals he was ingesting.

For the past month I have been using Simple Green and am really happy with the results. It cleans great and doesn’t leave behind any strong chemical smell. Best of all it is super cheap!, it’s highly concentrated and the tiniest amount goes a long way. This is the first natural cleaning product I have used and was worried that it would not be strong enough to kill all the bacteria and grime, but according to the company it was first invented for the industrial marketplace. This all-purpose cleaner/degreser can be used on pretty much anything from  floors, windows, pots and pans to animal cages and greasy tools.

 What pet-safe cleaning products have you tried?

–  Happy Cleaning

Here are a few more companies that specialize in all-natural cleaning products: (This list comes from Oprah’s recent taping of Going Green 101)

Method
Offers some cleaners that are dye- and perfume-free, nontoxic, biodegradable, naturally derived and never tested on animals.

Mrs. Meyers cleaning supplies
All of their cleaning supplies are made with natural essential oils, are biodegradable and phosphate-free.

Seventh Generation products
Seventh Generation is one of the leading brands of nontoxic household products.

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  3. We use a steam cleaner on our hardwood floors generally, but for our area rugs I like the stain remover from Gonzo: http://www.gonzocorp.com/gonzo/product/2324e991-113f-47ef-a797-d0d54235b0c1.aspx

    It’s green and safe for our cats, who lick their feet even when they don’t lick the floor.

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