Allegra was kind enough to pose with two of my go to cleaning products for this post. I feed my girl raw too=) It’s really no biggie to clean up! 1. Will share it too! Between this and all the articles I’ve read recently about chemical damage from household products (like the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis study on triclosan, a anti-bacterial chemical that’s nearly ubiquitous in our households, but has now been determined to affect muscles at the cellular level! I don’t know about cats and vodka but I am sure it is healthier for them then fabreeze. It does a great job disinfecting surfaces and smells great. I would whole heartedly recommend the Cat Clinic to all cat parents and I am sure Skeeter would too. I was under the impression that all things citric (lemon, orange etc) was the best way to anger kitty. Right now I’m using Anywhere spray by Clorox but can still smell the bleach. What I do instead of dryer sheets is wool dryer balls. Vinegar is amazing stuff, but never underestimate cheap soda, either. Like you said, it does take a little more elbow grease, but it’s totally worth it to be kinder to our cats, ourselves, and the planet. If you’re using a carpet steam cleaner, use a water and vinegar solution (one part water to one part vinegar) in the reservoir. We suggest you avoid products that contain ammonia, bleach, formaldehyde, phthalates, glycol ethers, and perchloroethylene. https://consciouscat.net/2018/05/15/review-jackson-galaxy-stain-odor-remover/. Always follow label directions for usage. I guess that means I need to get crackin’ on that page, eh? Use a paste of baking soda and water instead: coat the inside of your oven, let it sit overnight, and then scrub away the grime the next day. The vinegar smell goes away pretty fast. I was so happy! That’s a bit worrisome about your cough! I’m finding I’ve developed this dry cough over the past six months or a year that I can’t seem to get rid of that is worse when I am around the stuff. He had lung problems which the doctor could pinpoint a cause. Marlene Mitchell No scent like perfume just crisp cleaness!! Fellow cat lover of three cats, Pythagoras, Rebazar, and Fubbi <3. Features Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate – just 1/4 tsp. I love the idea of using microfiber cloths and hot water – I will definitely try that! Thank you for this important reminder to be extra safe. I am making the switch to dryer balls. Without chemicals and chemistry, we’d be stuck in the dark ages of science and medicine. Kelly, you make a great point about allergies. I am with you, I am not convinced that any essential oil is ok to use in the diffuser ever! Vinegar has antibacterial properties, so it should be okay, but on carpet, it may be difficult to truly keep it clean. 1. With five cats in the house, I have to vacuum every two days. Excellent article, very instructive. Shared to CatCentric.org’s networking sites. I only knew about what they now call the “classic.” Dr Bronner is no longer around and times are different I guess…. Very interesting comments. I use hot soapy water to clean bowls and utensils, and a vinegar/water mixture on countertops. Whether it’s our own or our pets’ allergies, this kind of cleaning can definitely help. I clean the counter 3 times a day because my cats are allowed to be wherever they want, except the stove. Caren, make sure you take a look at Melanie’s (NewGrayMare) suggestion for an alternative to dryer sheets below – and thank you for sharing! © Copyright The Conscious Cat 2021. Essential oils are not safe around cats. Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Cleaners with powerful odors that promise results should alert pet owners, particularly cat owners, to danger, experts say. Rinse with hot water. I use only water to clean the floors. I don’t recommend any cleaners containing chemicals – use the products recommended in this article instead. Clean them up safely with a green spray solution that's safe for them and safe for the environment. Also, for plastic litter boxes that get etched and stained, fill it up with plain white vinegar and leave it over night. The whole staff is so understanding of him and have been extremely gentle, sweet, kind, loving, and caring even when he gives them his 'I don't want to be here" attitude. Hubby was complaining about the vinegar smell when I used just vinegar and water, so this is a nice alternative. I find myself reacting to the fumes released during the cleaning process, so I can only imagine how more sensitive cat noses will react. Straight white vinegar does a great job disinfecting. Thanks for this. Like for the toilet bowl too? Our beloved old cat struggled with multiple health issues, which worsened over the last few months. Olive oil, or olive oil and lemon juice (two parts olive oil, one part lemon juice) makes a wonerful furniture polish. Lots of good information. Wow, had no idea about jojoba… Thanks a mil, Ingrid! We just had a cat put down. Even though some manufacturers claim that their products are safe for cats, there’s no way to substantiate it. Also baking soda and vinegar do a great job of mining chrome shiny. I know they make scented soaps however the unscented one contains: Water, Organic Coconut Oil*, Potassium Hydroxide**, Organic Olive Oil*, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, BTW I just went to their website for the first time and was shocked to see all the products they now make! And everybody should clean their counters before making a meal anyway. !Review by Lindsay F, Prior to adopting my Skeeter, he was seen at the Cat Clinic and though I knew this I choose to original go to the same vet my parents bring their dogs. The cleaning products consumers have carried home from stores, stripping shelves bare, can kill the virus that causes COVID-19 but can just as easily sicken or even kill dogs and cats. Purrs. I am sure it works without the essentials oils in it. I do not recommend using the self-cleaning feature on ovens. Have you any thought on Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds? And thank you so much for your kind offer, Ingrid. Thank you for yet another interesting article. Hello Ingrid and all you beautiful cat lovers <3 I use hydrogen peroxide to clean out my cats litters. These household chemicals include, but are not limited to: cleaning produc… A cleaning product that's safe for humans is not always safe for your pets. The HEPA filters are safe for them however. Joined Dec 20, 2006 Messages 13,498 … I really need her to not pee in that area but obviously don’t want to use something that would cause problems. I am switching my kitty over to a raw meat diet. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, household chemicals were the sixth cause of acute toxicosis in pets during 2017. If you found any please let me know. If she drags her chicken necks to the same carpeted area all the time, you may want to consider putting a smaller rug there that can easily removed and thrown into the washer periodically. Even though I’m seeing quite a few articles lately touting the safety of essential oils with cats, the information these sources present does not convince me to change my position. Cat Safe Cleaning Products. Close your toilet lid to further prevent your pet from playing or drinking in the toilet. *. I haven’t used dryer sheets in years and haven’t missed them, but it’s nice to know there’s a non-toxic option for people who want to use something. Log in. 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