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Cleaning has become important amidst COVID-19, with people ensuring they are scrubbing and disinfecting every part of their homes. However, even as we are buying cleaning products to disinfect surfaces, we have to consider the safety of our pets as well. All these products that are effective in killing viruses might also be harmful to pets. Some of the ingredients we consider adequate contain products that could be toxic to animals. Pets usually have a sharp sense of smell that causes problems when around certain cleaning products.
Ingredients To Be Cautious About
The CDC recommends frequent cleaning of surfaces touched a lot, like doorknobs, electronic and light switches with cleaning products, followed by disinfecting them. The challenge is that most of these products considered adequate are not safe for pets. And while you can still use those products, you need to be extra cautious around pets. Some of the ingredients to be careful of include:
Cleaning Safely with Pets Around
Having pets in your home does not mean you cannot use cleaning products with these ingredients. It simply means you have to be extra careful to keep the pets safe. Here are a few steps you can take.
What Happens When Your Pet Gets into Contact with Harsh Cleaning Products?
If you think your pet has been exposed to a toxic cleaning product, watch out for behavioral changes, including;
Here are Some Other Steps You Can Take
As much as you love your pet and you do not want to watch it suffer, do not attempt treatment by yourself. If a vet is not available to advise, you can call the Animal Poison Control Center for assistance.
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