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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.Buy Now on Amazon for $12.34
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.Buy Now on Amazon for $14.99
To spot treat, hit that stain with this non-toxic, all-natural cleaner. No need to scrub, soak, or rinse. Use it on carpet, furniture, or concrete. Bonus points: the container is recyclable.Buy Now on Amazon for $9.99
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.Buy Now on Amazon for $24.69
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.Buy Now on Amazon for $8.54
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.Buy Now on Amazon for $13.29
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.Buy Now on Amazon for $15.25
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, pet bedding, and floors. The enzymes are activated upon contact with stains and odors and eat away at the offending substance until it’s eliminated. Magical!Buy Now on Amazon for $11.81
Bac-Out is another popular enzyme-based cleaner that kicks bad smells to the curb. With no toxins or additives, this cleaner won’t negatively impact rivers, streams, or oceans if it goes down your drain. It’s also a fantastic laundry addition—simply splash some in with your regular detergent.Buy Now on Amazon for $13.64
10. 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.Buy Now on Amazon for $34.99
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.Buy Now on Amazon for $13.44
Use this pet stain remover on pretty much any surface in your house. It’s another enzyme-based cleaner that’s safe for your pets and easy on the environment. Remove stains and odor with the ol’ spray and scrub maneuver. What’s more—this company donates 10% of its profits to animal shelters.Buy Now on Amazon for $19.97
Another cleaning product from the Better Life company, this unscented, all-purpose cleaner can be applied to hard surfaces as well as upholstery. It’s derived entirely from plants, making it safe for kids and pets. Just spray and wipe with a towel, and you’re good to go!Buy Now on Amazon for $12.84
This cleaner from Rocco & Roxie is formulated specifically for those smelly pet stains. It harnesses the power of enzymes to eliminate stains and odors, making this cleaner safe for people and pets. Rocco & Roxie must be pretty confident in their product since they’ll give you a full refund if you’re not satisfied.Buy Now on Amazon for $19.97
Angry Orange was originally formulated for commercial farms so it has some tried and true experience with serious animal stains and smells. Derived from orange peel oil, it’s non-toxic and pet-safe. This is perhaps the most versatile of pet stain and odor cleaners since you can add it to cat litter, sprinkle it on your lawn, or dilute it as a spray for any surface in your home.Buy Now on Amazon for $22.97
Dr. Bronner’s is practically a household name with its line of all-natural, concentrated soaps lining showers across the country. While you shouldn’t wash your body with this biodegradable cleaner, you can bet it’s just as natural and just as effective. Made from plants and essential oils, this natural formula is highly concentrated so you only need a couple of drops in warm water to create a hard-working scrub for pet stains.Buy Now on Amazon for $19.88