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Old 03-27-2009, 09:32 AM
 
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I heard that one of the swiffer products causes liver cancer in dogs and cats, and I think the product is swiffer wet jet as shown as this below link:
snopes.com: Swiffer WetJet Pet Danger

however, does anyone know if this below product does the same harm to pets? Itís just the wet cloth for the swiffer mop/sweeper that Costco sells currently:
Hectors Hardware: Product Description&

I thought they might be the same, as the ingredient on the wet solution might be similar or the same..please advice!
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:42 AM
 
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This is an OLD urban legend. Nothing to it.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:07 AM
 
Location: California
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Agreed...It is an old urban myth...been around since Swiffer came out years ago. I've been using it since it came out around my cats and dogs and have had no ill results.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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I use a swiffer wet jet to clean my tile floors all the time.. it has never done any harm to my dog or cats.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:16 AM
 
Location: California
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I know this sounds silly...but you did read the Snopes link you posted, right? It states it is a false accusation. Just wondered why you asked about another product and if it were the same.
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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well my dogs would be dead now if that were true cause I use those all the time .
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:58 PM
 
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Talking Thanks

Thanks for the post!
I'm so overwhelmed and my mom (she was trying to be helpful) called me in a panic telling me to get rid of my Swiffer.
Well since tomorrow is trash day I was about to put it out until I read this post!
My Swiffer saves me so much time. I'll keep it

(I have a 3 year old yellow lab mix and a 6 year old german shephard/shar pei mix)
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:31 PM
 
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Conversely, my dog has been pretty dangerous to my Swiffer Wet Jet. He goes crazy and attacks it (I think it's the spraying noise). Already destroyed two refill bottles and a bunch of the pads.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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I am not sure if the swiffer is why my german shepard was ill, though I can you you this I have taken him to the vet many times. They could not find why he would not eat and was getting weaker each day. Then a friend told me about the urban ledgend of swiffer. I was using the product; cleaned my floors with water and lemon. It has only been 5 days but this is the first time in 7 months my dog is doing well. I do have two cats and smaller dog which do not seem to have a problem. If it is true or not I will never use chemicals in my house again....I am going green. It is safer for all of us.
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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The story is that swiffer uses glycerol or glycerin, that is a component of antifreeze which is poisonous to pets. If the animal licks their feet they can be poisoned.

Best to google or research this to satisfy yourself. Or call your vet and ask them how safe swiffers are or glycerin?


My wife and I do not use fluoride toothpaste as fluoride is used as a rat poison. Some people believe in fluoride, we do not. It has been argued that fluoride is only poisonous in large doses, but again why take a unnecessary chance. Who is to say what a safe dose of a poison is? and why should we believe what a dentist says when they profit on our losses. Toothpaste without fluoride is easily available.

And we use a toothpaste for the pets without fluoride as well. Harder to find.
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