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Toxic Cleaning Products For Pets

July 15, 2020

Toxic Cleaning Products For Pets

As a pet supply company, we often discuss about the dangers of certain pet products to your pets. However, the products that you chose to use for yourself can endanger your furry friends too. The products that you choose to clean your house can pose a THREAT to your dog's health. Make sure to avoid products with these ingredients for your homes or for places that your dog frequents

1. Ammonia/Ammonium Hydroxide

This ingredient is very common and can be found in a number of cleaning products, such as window cleaner, stainless steel cleaner, wax for hardwood floors and many more. 

Ammonia is highly TOXIC. It is a known irritants that can cause respiratory illness. It can cause burning in throat, nose and respiratory tract. If your dog licks it, it can cause burning in throat, mouth and stomach. AVOID AT ALL COST!

Links: http://www.pure-spirit.com/articles/read-more-articles/445-household-cleaners-that-can-poison-dogs-and-cats

Links: https://www.vin.com/covid/default.aspx?pid=25078&catId=142951&id=9570378

2. Bleach

Bleach is a common household disinfecting/cleaning tool. It can be found in a number of cleaning products, such as toilet bowl cleaners, basic bleach, all purpose cleaner and many more.

Is Bleach an effective cleaning ingredient? YES! Can Bleach kill your dog? YES!

The effects of Bleach to your dog will depend on how much Bleach your dog is in contact with. Depending on the contact, Bleach can cause vomitting, diarrhea, burns and even seizures and shock. 

Links: https://www.vin.com/covid/default.aspx?pid=25078&catId=142951&id=95703378

Links: https://wagwalking.com/condition/bleach-poisoning

Links: https://ourpetshealth.com/info/bleach-poisoning-in-dogs

3. Phthalates

Phtahlates can be found commonly in all purpose cleaners and deodorizers. These are typical products that make other products smell good. Sometimes Phtalates are not listed in the ingredient list, but if your product contains 'fragrance', there is a possibility that could be phthalates. 

In Human studies, Phthlates are found to be able to cause cancer. In Animal Studies, phthlates can cause liver, testical and pancreatic tumours. 

Links: https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/roc/content/profiles/diethylhexylphthalate.pdf

4. Glycol Ethers

Glycol Ethers is another ingreident that is very common in human household products. It can be found in cleaning products such as all purpose cleaners, spot removers, carpet cleaners, glass cleaners and liquid soap. 

Studies by the EPA shows that glycol ethers can cause liver, nerve and digestive damage. They are both seriously linked to kidney and liver failure in both HUMANS and ANIMALS!

Links: https://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/iris/iris_documents/documents/toxreviews/0500tr.pdf

5. Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is a carcinogen that is commonly found in household cleaners, plug in fragrances, paper towels, hand soaps, and pet shampoos. 

It is recognized by the EPA as a carcinogen (substance that can cause cancer in living cells). It can also cause severe eye and skin irritant, decrease respiratory rate and decrease nerve response rate.




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