How to clean a cowhide rug. This cowhide cleaner cleans, freshens, deodorizes and restores shine to cowhide rugs, cowhide furniture all hair-on skins. Non-toxic, antibacterial, inhibits mould and mildew. A must have for any cowhide rug owner. You need this cowhide cleaner in your cupboard before the dog, cat or a child has an accident!!! Safe for the hair AND the leather. It is non-toxic, environmentally safe and can be used with septic systems and grey water outlets.