Have you been considering going green for you and your dog? You hear that going green is good for the environment. You know it's the right thing to do to save our planet. But did you know that it's much closer to home than that? It happens that going green is also a healthy choice for both your furry best friend and yourself.
Cleaning products are one of the most toxic and dangerous categories of products that can be eliminated by going green. These products are used on almost every surface in our home – the same surface that our pups tromp across daily, rest their tired chin on, lick-up droppings from, sniff wildly into every corner for every smell and roll around goofily until they pass out, pooped tired. With their nose and paws touching twice as much surface as we do, we must consider what we are cleaning with; toxins. The ingredients in cleaning products have been linked to asthma, cancer or reproductive problems.
I would love to tell you to take a look at the ingredients for a good scare, but cleaning products are not required to list the ingredients, so sometimes it may be hard to tell what you are even bringing into your home. The Environmental Working Group has provided a database to help concerned folks like us out.
The Honest Company is also a company that is dedicated to making safe and sustainable products. The purpose was for babies and the environment yet babies and dogs have so much in common so it helps our moms and dads of 4 legged lovers as well. Here is a cleaning products bundle that you can feel good about using in your home.
Going green for you and your dog should be a priority for your pup’s and your health as well as the environment. We do everything we can to be sure our pups health is always a priority – the same priority as our own health. Follow us on Facebook and get green this week with Plato Pet Treats.
- Great natural alternatives to the toxic products:
- You can use baking soda and water to clean your oven.
- Vinegar can be used to clean your windows and newspapers in place of the dyed products with additional ingredients and marked-up prices.
- Baking soda and water paste can remove toilet stains.
- Be sure to throw cleaning rags in laundry immediately to prevent the spread of germs and toxins alike.
- Open windows while you are cleaning to have good air ventilation so you and your pup avoid toxic inhalations.
- Be careful with your cleaners to never mix bleach with ammonia or vinegar as it can create deadly gases.
- Avoid, “anti-bacterial” as it carries more ingredients with more toxins.
- Wash your hands frequently with regular soap. Clean your hard surface floors with vinegar and water.
- Vacuum carpet frequently for “lost” tiny items your dog could scoop up in his tongue.
- Keep external germs to a minimum by removing your shoes immediately. A lot of what comes in our home comes in on the bottom of our shoes and is spread around for our furry one’s to sniff, lick and roll on. Not good for you ~ Not good for them.
- Do not dispose of your old cleaners in the drain or trash. Find your local hazardous waste disposal facility to properly dispose of the toxins. Improper disposal may impact more wild life by being dumped into streams and rivers.