Millions of people around the world are currently home in the midst of constant cleaning, and with spring well underway, now is also the perfect time to give your home a thorough spring clean. Sprucing up your house for spring is something many of us do, but if you have pets around, you may want to rethink which cleaning products to use. Read our blog for more details on how to keep cleaning safe for pets.
If you're using harsh chemical cleaning products in your home, it is always very important to check the labels carefully. Follow the instructions and be conscious of the strength of the product. Both cats and dogs are at risk, but believe it or not, cars are actually more vulnerable as their small bodies cannot handle toxins as well as dogs. Cats are also curious pets, and can often be inclined to exploring new areas with their nose and paws. So if you are an owner of a friendly feline, it is more important than ever to ensure you are encouraging safe cleaning in the home.
Toxic chemicals to pets
Most households have various cleaning products, which often contain toxic chemicals. The following chemicals are most harmful to pets, so always be aware when using them:
There are many ways you can ensure safe cleaning methods in the house, which will prevent your beloved pets from getting sick. See below for our top cleaning tips.
What to do if your pet gets ill
If you suspect that your pet has been poisoned by chemical cleaning products, it is vital to seek immediate veterinary medical help. Simply call a local emergency vet for advice. You can also call the Animal Poison Helpline on 01202 50 9000.