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Go Green at Home to Keep Pets Healthy

  • September 26, 2012
  • 4:32 pm

The Bottom Lines of Green Living Space

“There are certain green products that are more expensive,” acknowledges Overdorf. “But only if you buy into the gimmicks. No one needs to have more than one cleaner in their house. I personally use a concentrated citrus-based cleaner that works on stainless steel, wood, glass, countertops—everything.” Pflug likewise reinforces the notion that people shouldn’t automatically shy away from greener homecare because they assume it will be more costly. “The misunderstanding that green products don’t work or that they have to be pricey is not accurate,” she says.

In regards to the argument that some guardians might pose—that there are simply not enough hours in the day to play fetch, pay the vet bills, and research going green—Schwab has a few words of wisdom: “Most [guardians] think of both their pets and other people in their lives as part of their family,” she notes. “Since people and pets are constantly interacting, your goal should be to provide a healthy environment for all.”

As a mom with three kids and three dogs, that’s enough to get me mixing the mint-and-lavender bug spray….

Tell us: What green home cleaning recipes and products do you use?

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By Katie Marsico for TAILS

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2:16PM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

interesting article :) thanks for sharing

5:59PM PDT on Sep 28, 2012

Thanks. I totally agree with this article.

2:25AM PDT on Sep 28, 2012

wonderful, educational piece. will certainly be paying more attention to the types of cleaning agents i use.

2:23AM PDT on Sep 28, 2012

Thank you!

9:10PM PDT on Sep 27, 2012

Anything that will keep our pets healthy!

7:24PM PDT on Sep 27, 2012

Thanks for the share!

4:13PM PDT on Sep 27, 2012

Thank tou for yhis very good tips.

1:28PM PDT on Sep 27, 2012

thank you!!

11:11AM PDT on Sep 27, 2012

Thanks for posting

7:07AM PDT on Sep 27, 2012


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