Could your cleaning fixation be harmful for your furry babies?
As we go into a sanitation overdrive at home, it’s important to keep pets away from toxic chemicals in cleaning agents
The pandemic has us rigorously scrubbing and sanitising our homes. But did you know the chemicals used in cleaning agents like sprays and liquids can be toxic for our furry babies? Veterinarian Dr Dilip Sonawane says that he has seen a 5-10 per cent rise in pet allergy cases. “The chemicals in disinfectants we use in our homes can lead to rashes, dry skin, and hair fall in pets,” he shares.
Chemicals to avoid:
Ammonia: Found in floor cleaners
Bleach: Found in detergents
Phthalates: Present in air fresheners
Benzalkonium chloride: Common in disinfectants
PET-FRIENDLY CLEANING TIPS
Buy sanitisers with less concentration of alcohol
Dilute disinfectants with water
Try creating your own natural cleaning agents, instead of relying store bought sprays and disinfectants