Managing exposure to cleaning products in cats and dogs

Nicola Bates
December 2014

Household cleaning products are found in every home. They come in various forms including liquids, powders, capsules, blocks, gels, sprays and wipes. Pets can be exposed in a variety of circumstances including being accidentally sprayed, falling in the toilet, knocking over a container and walking through a spill or on a recently treated surface. In some cases, the clinical signs may be delayed in onset and the association with the recently used cleaning agent may therefore not be immediately apparent. If exposure is suspected or witnessed, it is important to determine the type of product involved, and, if available, to check the list of ingredients on the packaging. The potential risks can then be assessed and appropriate treatment provided.

Managing exposure to cleaning products in cats and dogs
Managing exposure to cleaning products in cats and dogs

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