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Pets and Cleaning Product Safety

You want your home to be clean, but did you know many household cleaning products are harmful to your pets? Even if your pet does not come in direct contact with common cleaning products, the chemicals in them can still pose serious health threats. When you watch your cat grooming herself in the sun, you see her licking her paws. These same paws have just padded across the floor where you may have used harsh chemicals. 

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The same goes for your dog. He walks across the carpets and floors and picks up trace remnants of any chemicals used. Then when he grooms he may ingest some of these chemicals.

Chemical Hazards of Household Cleaners

Many household cleaners contain bleach and ammonia. These and other chemicals can be toxic to your pets. Here are some of the most common chemicals and the health risks they pose to your cat or dog.

  • Ammonia: Burns nasal passages and can trigger asthma attacks.
  • Chlorine: Can cause asphyxia, vomiting, and dizziness.
  • Glycol Ethers: Can cause kidney and lung damage in pets and people.
  • Formaldehyde: Carcinogenic and can trigger asthma attacks.

These ingredients are found in oven cleaners, glass cleaners, floor cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, automatic dish washer soap, and many other household cleaners.

At Welcome Home Cleaning we use only the safest cleaning products. We qualify our products as “safe” only if they are eco-friendly and human and pet friendly. Regardless of direct contact with an applied chemical, both humans and pets can ingest/absorb chemical residue for long periods after the cleaning has occurred.

We use only the least invasive and healthiest products for our clients and their pets. Our products are so safe you can actually drink them; as a matter of fact, that is what sold us on the product line! We want to give you the peace of mind that your house is not only clean, but a safe and healthy place for you and your pets.

Thinking about hiring Welcome Home Cleaning for your house cleaning in the Austin area? Give us a call at 512-931-2095 or visit Would you like to know what our clients think about us? Please visit our reviews on and on

Contact Welcome Home Cleaning today and ask about our pet-safe and eco-friendly cleaners. We are Austin’s premier cleaning service. We look forward to giving you a clean and safe home.


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