Pet Safe Natural Cleaning Around The Home.


Whether you have just one single pooch or multiple dogs – you’ll love these easy homemade natural cleaner recipes. Natural cleaners remove pet odours and stains in a jiffy but carry less risk to the environment. Read our Holidays4Dogs article to find out more about pet-safe natural cleaning for dog owners.

Even with just one dog in the house these days, a lot of dog hair and often mud can quickly be tracked through the house. If you have multiple dogs, the more the doggy aroma increases.

Many of us are making a bigger effort to be more environmentally conscious when it comes to consumer goods. This is especially so when it comes to buying cleaning products which are not always good for the environment.

We are also much more aware of the amount of packaging we buy.

It is beneficial for everyone, including our pets, to try and use more natural products for cleaning.

This is not only good for the environment, but for is also good for our health and the health of our pets.

Homemade products work just as well, and they’re often cheaper. Here’s a couple of recipes that Holidays4Dogs has found.

Vinegar-based baking soda spray

White vinegar is a brilliant solution as a basis for lots of cleaning jobs around the home. It works incredibly well on puppy wee wee stains so it’s a great pet safe natural cleaning solution.

Even old accidents that you discover have happened behind the sofa some time ago.

If you pair vinegar with baking soda, (nature’s deodoriser), you have a perfect combination for cleaning all manner of things.

What you will need:

2 cups of lukewarm water

2 cups of white vinegar

4 tablespoons of baking soda

An old spray bottle (make sure this is thoroughly washed before use).

Mix the vinegar and water in a bowl, then add the baking soda gradually, (it does tend to fizz up; so use a large bowl!). Pour into a spray bottle, and away you go.

Citrus-based cleaner

This one takes a little longer to prepare. However, it’s worth the bother as it is a brilliant deodoriser as well as being great for removing stains, natural and pet safe.

It needs to be made up and left for three months.

This is how the enzymes are cultivated – the ones that break down stains and smells on a molecular level.

What you will need:

7 tablespoons of brown sugar

About 1 – 2 cups of lemon and orange peel

I litre of water.

A large container to hold the contents – a large glass jar or two would be best.

Put the sugar into the container and add the citrus peel.  Next, add the water and tightly seal the container before giving it a good shake.  Loosen the lid to allow gasses to escape and after three months your cleaner will be ready to use.


Natural cleaners are always handy to have around if you have pets. They make far better sense for the environment, as well as being cheaper on the pocket. Something we all need to be mindful of.

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