Get rid of the toxins in your home!
Posted on May 24, 2010 by Joy of Living No comments
Jessie, the cutest dog ever: Bo! What are you doing? You are supposed to be cleaning the kitchen counters from your afternoon snack! The crumbs you left are disgusting. And don’t get me started on that litter box mess in the corner. You can be such a slob.
Bo, the best darned cat, to Jessie: In the interest of science, I am choosing NOT to clean.
Jessie: Excuse me? What on earth are you talking about? In case you did not notice, we do not have a maid around here…except for me, cleaning up after you constantly!
Bo: Because you are so interested in what I am NOT doing at the moment, let me educate you a bit.
According to the EPA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the California Department of Fish and Game, there are toxins in many items used in the home that can contribute to potentially life-threatening illnesses, like cancer, in pets. Products such as lawn fertilizers, detergents, and household cleaners all have warning labels advising of the dangers to people, especially to children and pets. Many veterinarians have seen a link between environmental toxins and pet cancer.
If your pet is exposed to chemcials in its enviornment, even in small amounts, it can add up and become carcinogenic. You should take a serious look at all of the products you use and have in your home and throw away the toxic ones, substituting them for safer products.
Jessie: Guess I will just go lick up those crumbs on the counter. But that litter box? Not my job, man. Not my job.