Tuesday, June 2, 2009

detox for your pets

method has a great post over on their offical people against dirty blog all about detoxing your home for your pets! Check it out!

"Let's face it - our pets often get the short end of the stick when it comes to choices. Whether it's food, treats, and frankly, who to live with, poor little Rover doesn't have a say in any of it. So why not give Rover a break and give him a toxic free place to rest his (and especially your own) cute little head in. Below are some awesome tips we were inspired by from a recent issue of ModernDog magazine.

+ Read your labels - shop for pet food without artificial preservatives or chemicals.

+ Clean cleaner - ditch toxins in your cleaning products. Ingredients with six syllables or more are usually man-made synthetics.

+ Go phthalate free - choose 100% organic products when shopping for shampoos and soaps.

+ Switch to HEPA filters - using a vacuum with a HEPA filter will eliminate a majority of airborne particles, including dust, dander, and other allergens, while you clean.

+ Keep air conditioners, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers clean - regularly replace air-conditioning and furnace filters and check their manuals for cleaning instructions.

+ Natural is nicer - choose natural textiles and opt for feather, cotton, wool, or recycled fill.

+ Avoid that "new paint" smell - choose low-VOC (volatile organic compound) or VOC-free paint rather than regular paints which release low-level toxic emissions into the air.

+ Avoid insecticides - be wary of fertilizers and herbicides that when ingested by pets can cause severe damage to the nervous system.

+ Literally, go green - plants help clean the air by absorbing pollutants and producing oxygen. Just be sure it's not a species that's toxic to animals.

+ Open the windows - open those windows to let fresh air in and circulate. You and your pets will breathe a lot easier.
- Julie Kim"


Now if we could just get method to stock a petcare line, we'd be set! (Hint, hint!)

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