Our pets make a house (or apartment) a home. They also make a home dirtier, and they tend to eat and/or lick everything. So which cleaning products will keep our dogs and cats safe, while also effectively cleaning the space they live in? Start with this list.
These pet-safe, non-toxic cleaning products will clean up those messes safely.
This pet-safe cleaner works on multiple surfaces (glass, stainless steel, floors, countertops, etc.) and cuts through grease, grime, nose prints, wet food residue, and whatever other unwanted textures pets might leave. Plus, it smells mighty nice.
Not totally sure what is happening in this picture, but we can be certain that accidents happen. This pet-safe enzymatic cleaner gets rid of pee stains and odors on hard surfaces and carpets without scrubbing.
For most organic messes, enzymes do the job, but temperature, humidity, pet medications and our animal’s diet can interfere with enzyme effectiveness.
This non-toxic cleaning product removes the stains and odors caused by feces, urine, and even wine and coffee on multiple surfaces.
Another one from the Puracy family of products, because they get it right and smell good doing it. Use this pet-safe shampoo on carpets, furniture—anything your dog can and will pee on.
To spot treat, hit that stain with this non-toxic, all-natural cleaner. No need to scrub, soak, or rinse.
For washing pet beds, blankets, harnesses, clothes, and more, you’ll want a non-toxic cleaner that’s good for the environment. Seventh Generation is a trusted brand in the “green” cleaning space, and their laundry detergent is free of potentially harmful chemicals and additives.
Common Good detergent is stylish, plant-based, and pet-safe. The company features a bottle refill program for families who want to reduce the impact cleaning product plastic bottles can have on the environment. Everybody wins.
Keep you and your dog shock-free with these natural dryer sheets. If your dog sheds, these might be a good idea. Typically, commercial dryer sheets are packed with chemicals you don’t want to transfer to your dog’s skin, but these natural dryer sheets fight fuzz and static without the toxins.
This formula is plant-based and safe for all hard floors. It’s going to be gentle on skin and paws, and is safe enough to withstand all the accidental licking that happens in a pet-friendly home.
This pet-safe cleaning product breaks down dirt, grime, and grease without harmful chemicals and toxins. The herbal mint scent is particularly effective at masking odor and giving the air a fresh scent. If you don’t like fragrances, however, go for a milder or unscented version.
This product boasts “no licking worries,” which you know you’ve worried about! It kills harmful bacteria, including trichophyton, the leading cause of ringworm, without bleach or alcohol. Great for kennels and food dishes.
Cleaning paw prints or slobber off the windows? Reach for this non-toxic option that doesn’t emit all the fumes of traditional glass cleaners. Also works well on glass-top tables, car windows, and mirrors (in case your dog enjoys licking their reflection…)
Also available in a handy spray bottle, Nature’s Miracle Stain & Odor Remover is a standby for many pet owners around the Rover office. It harnesses the power of bacteria-eating enzymes to eliminate funky smells from carpets, furniture, and more.
Bac-Out is another popular enzyme-based cleaner that kicks bad smells to the curb. It’s also a fantastic laundry addition—simply splash some in with your regular detergent.
15. Baking Soda
Baking soda not only possesses great odor absorption powers, but it also makes a great stain remover and general cleaner. Combine with water to make a paste, or vinegar for extra cleaning power. Caution: don’t let your dog eat straight baking soda, which can cause stomach upset. Check out this post for more baking soda cleaning tips for pet owners.
Along with baking soda, vinegar is a classic non-toxic cleaner that effectively cleans up many messes. Combine with baking soda and lemon for a fizzy, citrusy, all-natural scrub.