Are your Air Fresheners TOXIC to your Pets?
Are Your Air Fresheners Toxic to Your Pets?
You may have heard that certain air fresheners can potentially be toxic to pets, but just how true is that? It is, in fact, very true! Air fresheners like Febreze, aerosol sprays and plugs in can be detrimental to your pet’s health. Don’t worry, there are alternatives that you can use to keep your home smelling great and keep your pets healthy!
Why Air Fresheners are Dangerous
Conventional air fresheners that you find in stores are full of synthetic chemicals. These chemicals can be detrimental to our health, especially when it is sprayed into the air it can be breathed in.
Cats are extra sensitive to these chemicals when compared to humans and dogs. Their detox system is especially sensitive, so it’s best to use alternative methods of making your home smell great.
Alternative Air Fresheners
The easiest way to make your home smell great is to bake something! Taking some time to make your favorite treats can be a nice stress relief for you and makes your house smell amazing.
If you don’t want to bake something, you can also do a “fake bake.” A pot of water on low heat with some spices sprinkled in spreads smells wonderfully. Cinnamon, peppermint, vanilla and other natural spices or liquid extracts are excellent, safe choices and smell great.
You may also use candles or candle melts throughout your home. It is important that those candles are made with all-natural ingredients like pure essential oils. Candles with synthetic ingredients can release chemicals in the air.
Keep giving your pets the best of the natural life!
April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., M.P.H