From social media to sugar, many people are considering a New Year’s detox. Detoxes allow us to be conscious of our consumption and exposure. Your pet is no exception. This year, consider detoxing your pet’s environment of harmful toxins. This will improve both you and your pet’s health, contributing to a healthy and happy 2021.
Don’t You Know That You’re Toxic?
As Britney Spears tells us, we can create toxic environments without ever knowing. Many common household items contain toxins that can be dangerous to both you and your pet. To begin, you can easily assess your pet’s access to toxic materials.
For Pets That Spend Time Outdoors: Do you spray weed killers or pesticides? Do your mower or other landscaping tools create exhaust? If so, your pet may be accidentally ingesting dangerous chemicals. When dogs roll in grass, they pick up any chemicals that grass contains. Any grooming or paw licking will cause them to ingest these chemicals.
For Indoor Pets: Do you spray cleaners regularly? Do you use bleach or other harsh laundry detergents? Do you use artificial fragrances like candles or diffusers? If so, your pet may be breathing in harsh chemicals that could prove dangerous later in life.
For All Pets: No setup needed; pets create toxins all by themselves. Animal waste contains ammonia, which can be a harmful chemical in itself. That’s why people warn against using bleach on cat urine- the combination creates chlorine gas.
Why It’s Dangerous
Toxins aren’t just a scary word; they are a dangerous addition to any home. Thankfully, a healthy body is built with a natural toxin defense. Our pets are especially good at this. Because they are exposed to a wide variety of chemicals, their bodies are constantly in a type of survival mode. Unfortunately, this type of resistance can be dangerous in the long run. When a pet becomes sick or older, they lose their resistance much faster. Toxins can quickly kill a compromised animal.
Minimizing Toxins in Your Home
In our modern domestic lifestyles, it is impossible to eliminate chemical output. However, there are many simple ways to limit it. To begin, your pet should always sleep inside. You can limit air pollutants in your home, but you cannot stop outdoor air pollution. Limit the amount of synthetic cleaners you spray around the house; instead, you can make your own cleaners using vinegar and other common products. Don’t use plastic pet feeders or commercial foods; instead, you can find affordable foods that will make your pet feel much better.
At Claws N Paws Day Spa, you can find professional grooming services from a dedicated and informed staff. Your pet’s needs are always a priority at Claws N Paws. For more information or to set up an appointment, call us today at 714-962-1005.