[NAFEX] Febreze nontoxic

Lucky Pittman lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Wed Nov 14 10:42:37 EST 2007

At 11:25 PM 11/13/2007, you wrote:
>Febreze is poisonous. It will kill birds, dogs, cats
>and just about anything else if used in sufficient

Urban/Internet myth.
There have been no confirmed cases of Febreze causing death in any 
pet - bird, cat, or dog.
"Contrary to rumors circulating on the Internet alleging that Febreze 
causes serious illness or death in pets, veterinary toxicology 
experts at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center regard Febreze 
fabric freshener products to be safe for use in households with pets.
As with any product, it is important that you always follow label 
instructions for use. However, should your cat accidentally come into 
contact with Febreze when it is still wet, we would not anticipate 
problems beyond mild skin irritation (which can occur with any 
product in animals with sensitive skin) or minor stomach upset, if it 
is ingested."

However, even water will kill all the above animals - and humans - if 
used in sufficient concentration.

Louis L. "Lucky" Pittman, Jr., DVM
Veterinary Pathologist/ Dept. Chairman
Murray St. Univ.-Breathitt Veterinary Ctr.
Hopkinsville, KY 

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