We love our pets, and keeping them safe and healthy is our number one responsibility as a pet owner. When it comes to pet safety, there could be hidden dangers in your home, especially in the form of home cleaning products. The EPA estimates that more than 50 percent of indoor pollution is the result of chemical-based household cleaning products, which means you and your pet are at risk for exposure to toxins inside your home. Pets are at an even greater risk because of the faster rate in which they absorb and process chemicals into their bloodstreams. As you begin spring cleaning this year, take inventory of the cleaning products you have in your home. While they may be effective at removing dirt and grime, they may also be putting your pet at risk. Read on for a list of pet safe products and natural alternatives, and more importantly, a list of products, chemicals, and cleaning materials to avoid.
November ushers in Thanksgiving, but it also means the beginning of the five months during which the most home fires occur according to Electrical Safety Foundation International. Thanksgiving, Christmas and Christmas Eve statistically see the most fires, and many of these fires plus other accidents happen in the kitchen while you're cooking up a storm.