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Old 03-14-2011, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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Hand sanitizers (they're composed of propylene glycol) are lethal to animals. Don't take a chance; get it out of your home. I can't post a link because it would be to another forum, but I just read of a dog who was near death and still not out of the woods. He's still on an IV.

I think it's within the TOS to give you the address if you send me a PM. Mod, please let me know if it's not.
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:03 PM
 
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Propylene glycol is a food grade additive. Ever read the labels on your canned goods? There are hand sanitizers out there without proylene glycol as an ingredient.

Is propelyne glycol alone a toxin to pets? I have not been able to find any such link? Does the OP have one? I suspect the quantity involved of hand sanitizer as well as other ingredients may have played a role.

It is always a good idea to keep out of reach anything that is not for the dog, especially those who counter-surf their way into trouble.
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:25 PM
 
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yes hand sanitizers can be dangerous to both pets and humans. Rule of thumb is that whatever is strong enough to help you is strong enough to hurt you. However this is true about probably 70% of all products in your house. I cant see how removing hand sanitizer from your house will help you or your pet when either of you could be harmed by any number of things in your house unless you want to live in a bubble.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:10 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Propylene glycol is an additive in human food and in dog food. It probably has more to do with the quantity consumed and the alcohol in the sanitizer.

If you wanted to get everything containing propylene glycol out of your house, you'd have to get rid of your deodorant, shampoos, cake mixes and flavorings, some medications, soaps, cosmetics, etc...
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: NC
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Propylene glycol is an additive in human food and in dog food. It probably has more to do with the quantity consumed and the alcohol in the sanitizer.

If you wanted to get everything containing propylene glycol out of your house, you'd have to get rid of your deodorant, shampoos, cake mixes and flavorings, some medications, soaps, cosmetics, etc...
yeah. just like with little kids, put stuff away in a locked cabinet if you're worried about it
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:13 PM
 
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Propylene glycol is an additive in human food and in dog food. It probably has more to do with the quantity consumed and the alcohol in the sanitizer.

If you wanted to get everything containing propylene glycol out of your house, you'd have to get rid of your deodorant, shampoos, cake mixes and flavorings, some medications, soaps, cosmetics, etc...

I've been trying to find Veterinary based articles discussing the danger and instead I see where is is suggested to use propylene glycol for anti-freeze instead of ethel gylcol just to be safe around pets!

Please OP, if you have a link from a reputable source discussing the danger to pets, post it for us.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Propylene glycol is toxic to dogs at high dosages, according to wikipedia: Propylene glycol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

But there are plenty of other things that contain propylene glycol in the average home. You have to keep those things away from pets who chew.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:19 AM
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Location: Going back to the forest to be with nature's goodness.
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Thanks, OP. I'll be sure to remember that and make sure none of that gets in my home!
Also banned from my home are those "fabric softener" dryer sheets - they're deadly poison to your pets. But the BIG danger is : Hartz Mountain Flea Collars! My cat almost died within a day or so after putting one on him. He had to stay in the hospital for days and even then he wound up dying early from disease. I had 5 cats at the time - and they ALL got terribly sick from that poison. There's a website dedicated to this: http://www.hartzvictims.org/
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:18 AM
 
Location: In the woods next to the ocean
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Why would anybody need to keep hand sanitizer in the house?
When I'm at home, if my hands get "polluted," I just wash them with soap and water.

I keep hand sanitizer in the car so I can disinfect my hands after touching things that other humans have touched in some nasty public place like Walmart or Safeway.
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:15 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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I can't believe this i read an article on line last week about this very issue. It stated that the alcohol level in some hand sanitizers, is great. I think purell has much too much alcohol in it.

A little girl locked her self into a bathroom, when the Mom called for her and she did not answer, she went upstairs to check on her. Upon entering the bathroom, she could smell hand sanitizer on her 4 yr old daughter. She knew that she ingested it.

She the little girl could not keep her head striaght, or stand up, her eys were extremely glossy, she knew she had to get her daughter to the ER. They did , this little girl it seems, had ingested enough alcohol to be over the limit. She had alcohol poisoning.

They do caution to use hand sanitizers with caution, and put the bottle up away from children and pets. I have always used hand sanitizers without a problem, infact my whole family does. But please be careful around children and pets when using hand sanitizers.

The problem with children using hand sanitizers, is that most little kids like to lick their hands, not good if they use hand sanitizers, just aire on the side of caution if you use hand sanitizers around children or pets.
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