From buying the best food to regular veterinary visits, pet owners make decisions every day to keep their tiny loved ones safe. Do you really have everything covered though?
Some owners may not think of their pets while cleaning their homes. Store bought cleaning supplies are often reliant on harsh chemicals, which are harmful to your pets. Fortunately, there are simple things homeowners can do to protect their furbabies. Ned Stevens is here to share our favorite DIY pet-friendly cleaning hacks. These effective solutions will have your home looking brand new and your dog or cat safe.
For Your Floors
Your pets spend most of their life very close to your floor. This is where they sleep and eat. Ensure your floor is clean as well as healthy for your pet by using simple household items to get the job done. Combine one cup of vinegar for every liter of water to make the perfect floor cleaner. This solution works like any other store bought cleaner, just pour it into a bucket and mop as usual. If you find the smell of vinegar unpleasant, adding essential oils (such as lemon or lavender) can give this pet-friendly cleaner a different scent.
For Your Windows
No matter the type of pet or the size, every animal loves spending long afternoons staring out the window. Making your own window cleaning solution can help your pet avoid inhaling any toxic fumes from chemical-heavy cleaners. A mixture of lemon and water is all you need. For every 5 liters of water, add 5 tablespoons of lemon juice. The fresh smelling blend will keep your windows smudge free…till your dog or cat presses their noses up to it.
For Carpet Accidents
As every pet owner knows, regardless of how well trained their beloved animal is, bathroom accidents happen.
It’s common that your pets often go back to the same areas to recreate these “accidents.” It’s essential to make sure you remove the spot without harming your pet. In a spray bottle; add 2 cups of distilled white vinegar, 2 cups of warm water, and 4 tablespoons of baking soda. Spray the stained area and scrubs with either a rag or stiff brush (depending on the severity of the stain).
For Your Toilets
Some pets love drinking out of the toilet. No matter how hard you try, your cutest family members often find a way. While you attempt to train away this annoying habit, take steps to keep your pet safe. A DIY toilet bowl cleaner will help your dog or cat avoid ingesting any unnatural cleaners. Equal parts water and white vinegar will clear away any stains. If your toilet suffers from hard water stains, pour a powdered orange drink (such as Tang) into your toilet to eliminate them.
For Skunk Encounters
Every once in awhile your dog or cat may come up on the losing end of an altercation with a skunk. Getting rid of the skunk order is never easy, and multiple washes are usually required. A safe solution to bathe your pet to neutralize the scent (or any other strong odors) can be found in your pantry. In a large washtub combine ¼ cup of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of liquid soap, and 1 quart of hydrogen peroxide. A few attempts may be required, but your pet and home will start smelling normal again.
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