Baking Soda Uses for Pet Owners
By Stacia Friedman
Baking soda is a natural cleaner and deodorizer that every pet owner likely has on hand. It’s a good option if you wish to avoid cleaning products that contain potentially toxic chemicals or perfumes. Baking soda contains no harmful chemicals and poses no danger to children or pets unless it is ingested in large amounts.
Always consult your veterinarian before using baking soda on your pet and spot test before using baking soda to clean carpets and furniture.
How Does Baking Soda Work?
Pet urine is usually acidic, which plays a role in its ability to produce a foul-smelling odor. “Baking soda is a base and pet urine is acidic. When you put them together, baking soda chemically has the ability to neutralize acidic substances and make them more alkaline, eliminating the odors,” says Donna Dougherty, owner of Go Green Cleaning Experts in West Chester, Pa.
Here are nine uses of baking soda for pet owners.