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24 September 2009
I love Dr. Dressler's blog, there is so much useful information there, much of which is applicable to cats too and pets who aren't fighting cancer. Like this post about DIY Homemade Cleaning Supplies.
I wanted to share it here because I recently learned about the term "nose blind" in dogs and cats. Did you know that we often use cleaning products around our homes that can cause our pets to temporarily lose their sense of smell? I didn't know that even "natural" products we find pleasant can cause nose blindness in our pets. It's like making our dog or cat go temporarily blind, just because we want to clean! It's distressful and turns their world upside down.
I was talking to a Fear Free veterinarian who uses unscented antibacterial cleaning products in her office. This helps pets feel more comforted when they arrive. On that note, instead of not cleaning around the home (which doesn't sound like such a bad idea eh?), check out this wonderful blog of DIY pet safe cleaning product recipes from Molly at the Dog Cancer Vet Blog.
I'm pretty sure all of these recipes are safe for kitties too! Let me know, Trikitty members.