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safe cleaning products?

post #1 of 15
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What are cat-friendly products to use on tile floors and granite countertops?

I know Lysol is a no-no and anything with phenols but I can't always find them listed on the label.

Are Oxy Clean and Murphy's Oil Soap safe?

What about laundry detergents? (The cats lie on our beds).
post #2 of 15
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post #3 of 15
I use cleaning products from Seventh Generation, and Method--both seem to work well. Method has handy wipes like Lysol w/o the chemicals. Their products smell good and come in pretty packaging too.

For laundry I just use normal stuff.
post #4 of 15
Method is wonderful...available at Target and reasonably priced That's what I use
post #5 of 15
i use vinger and h2o or steam... oxy clean and nature mircle and some carpet only stuff... on carpet.. Laudry I use neway s and all free
post #6 of 15
Vinegar is actually a good disinfectant. Also, you can use 9 parts water to 1 part bleach for disinfecting. I use Simple Green when I clean, but make sure I don't spray it where the cats are under foot so they dont get the spray. Simple Green is non toxic and biodegradable, so it should be safe enough, but it is concentrated and I like to use it that way, so I am just careful. For the floors I just use my swiffer mop and close the cats off till the floor is dry. For my carpets I just use a regular carpet cleaner. It's not like they eat the carpet or that that much of the wetness can affect them. For clothes I use Tide and always have, and will continue to.

Now, one of my breeders of 30 years uses something called A-33 in the powder form that mixes with water. She says she uses this on everything - to clean and to disinfect. I did buy this at her direction, but I did not like all the DO NOT's on the label. It was scary. It is like a hospital disinfectant and you can't use it on porous materials, yadda yadda, and must wait till its completely dry. Don't let kids touch wet areas, etc. Just too many warnings. My husband is a CNA, and he says the vinegar and the bleach is best with the kitties, one of the two. I also find that just a bit strong as well, as to the bleach, so I am just going to add about 10 to 1 instead.

Hope that helps. I remember when I had the same questions.

Rose
post #7 of 15
Does anyone know of any "green" toilet pucks? We've never really used them before....but no matter how much we clean, dads diabeties gets to the toilet and it reaks! (as disgusting as that is) We'd like to use something eco friendly though...
post #8 of 15
seventh generation makes toleit stuff , I have seen it in the health food store
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant
Method is wonderful...available at Target and reasonably priced That's what I use
THANKS for letting me know about the MEthod product line! I go to Target all the time and never paid any attention to it. Now I know what it's about and will be switching all my cleaners!! I'm sure my kitties and other pets will appreciate it. Thanks again!
post #10 of 15
I have been useing the normal stuff..clorox wipes and other cleaners..of course I keep the kits away from anything while I am cleaning..

However...seeing Method has impressed me. and I am throwing out all my other cleaning stuff and going to target

In the kittie rooms themselves we alwys used water and bleach...the bleach highly diluted of course.
post #11 of 15
Been chemical free here since I started keeping birds.

Mostly I use vinegar.
post #12 of 15
Simple Green is good. Non-toxic and they have cleaning wipes too. Big Lots has been carrying the cleaning wipes lately.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by Cozycats
Now, one of my breeders of 30 years uses something called A-33 in the powder form that mixes with water. She says she uses this on everything - to clean and to disinfect. I did buy this at her direction, but I did not like all the DO NOT's on the label. It was scary. It is like a hospital disinfectant and you can't use it on porous materials, yadda yadda, and must wait till its completely dry.
A-33 kills just about everything. the label even said something about killing the HIV virus. i know about this stuff because i worked at a shelter for a couple years, and they used this stuff to clean kennels. it works GREAT. we cleaned with an A-33 solution, then wiped the cage down with water, then dried them. no cats were harmed. in the dog kennels they used it with the pressure washer. management still felt that a bleach solution was better, and alternated each day cleaning with A-33 and bleach solution.

i wouldn't recommend A-33 unless you are actually running a kennel/cattery. it's pretty harsh stuff & DESTROYS your hands.
post #14 of 15
I won't even open the container. I spent over $25 for this stuff, and it remains sealed. It has a whole bunch of the packets inside to mix with a gallon of water. Probably a freaking years supply if not more. I dont know WHAT my breeder was thinking!! If anyone wants it, just email me. I will dump it brand new very cheap.

Rose
post #15 of 15
I fourth (fifth?) the vinegar thing. I use it for everything -- it's GREAT for cleaning out the litterbox when I change it. Also, it's sinfully cheap.
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