By Sameer Gudhate*

Growing up with pets, one often looks into the food, accessories, or activity for our furry friends. They bring immense joy and companionship into our lives, making our homes feel complete. One important aspect to keep our pets safe and healthy is the safety of their surroundings. Their playground inside homes in is the place to start…Floors! Our pets spend a maximum amount of time playing on our home floors so keeping our floors clean is a must – do for overall health of our four-legged pals!

It’s time to make your floors pet-friendly with ITC Nimyle, a pet friendly floor cleaner with 100% natural action*, leaving no chemical residue# on floors. For centuries, neem has been revered for its exceptional anti-microbial qualities. Recommended by the World Neem Organization, ITC Nimyle is powered by the goodness of neem and is free from harmful chemicals: chlorine, bleach, parabens, sulphates, phosphates and quats. Readily biodegradable#, Nimyle provides 99.9% germ protection*and leaves a long-lasting, fresh fragrance, available in two variants – Herbal and Lemongrass.

A pet parent and influencer, Sushil Kumar, says, “I passionately support the use of natural floor cleaners as pets are susceptible to allergies and skin irritations. Unfortunately, many pet owners overlook this concern in the initial stages. Yet, a proactive approach to prevent such issues is to be mindful of the floor cleaners we use, considering that pets spend a significant amount of time on floors. Opting for a floor cleaner with natural ingredients like neem, such as ITC Nimyle is the best choice, I have made to create a safe environment for my fur baby. Leaving no chemical residue#, ITC Nimyle ensures that our home floors are pet-safe and one less thing for me to worry about.”

Some of the commonly available cleaners can have chemicals like the following which may be a cause of concern for our pets:

Bleach: A powerful disinfectant, bleach is commonly found in cleaning products. However, its harsh nature can cause skin irritation, digestive issues, and respiratory problems in pets.

Ammonia: Another common ingredient in cleaners for its stain removal properties, ammonia can be harmful to pets, especially cats. Exposure to or ingesting ammonia fumes may lead to respiratory distress and eye irritation.

Parabens: Pets may develop skin sensitivity and allergies from prolonged exposure to products containing parabens.

Sulphates: Sulphates can strip away natural oils from a pet’s skin and coat, causing dryness, flakiness, and dullness.

Phosphates: Ingesting phosphates, either directly or through contaminated water, may result in digestive problems for pets.

Chlorine: Chlorine is known to cause skin irritation and burn the eyes, mouth or nose for pets.

Quats (Quaternary Ammonium Compounds): Exposure to quats can lead to respiratory issues in pets, causing coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. Accidental ingestion of products with quats can be toxic for pets, potentially affecting their gastrointestinal system and overall health.

Now that we understand potential hazards, considering the following tips can ensure our floor cleaner is safe for our pets:

Read Labels Thoroughly: Take the time to read the labels of floor cleaners before purchasing. Look for products with clear indications that are pet-safe, non-toxic, and free from harmful chemicals.

Go for Natural and Biodegradable Products: Choose eco-friendly & readily biodegradable formulas for floor cleaners that provide you with 100% natural action*. Along with keeping the floors clean, it also gives a long-lasting natural fragrance like ITC Nimyle.

Keep your homes well ventilated. This helps with fresh air circulating in the house, a must for all the residents including our fur babies.

A little extra effort in selecting the right products for your pets goes a long way in ensuring their happiness and health!

*100% natural anti-microbial action basis lab study | #Basis lab study

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