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Author Topic: For those with kiddies and/or animals...  (Read 4441 times)
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« on: Feb 10, 2009 at 12:05 »

I got this e-mail this AM and thought it might be worth passing along.  I passed it along to a bunch of co-workers of mine and one of them mentioned that a friend of theirs had a pet dog die recently of liver failure.  Supposedly, the vet was never able to determine the root of the cause.

I found this interesting and wanted to pass it along.
Recently someone had to have their 5-year old German Shepherd dog put down due to liver failure. The dog was completely healthy until a few weeks ago,  so they had a necropsy done to see what the cause was. The liver levels were unbelievable, as if the dog had ingested poison of some kind. The dog is kept inside, and when he's outside, someone's with him, so the idea of him getting into something unknown was hard to believe.
My neighbor started going through all the items in the house. When he got to  the Swiffer Wetjet, he noticed, in very tiny print, a warning which stated  'may be harmful to small children and animals.' He called the company to ask what the contents of the cleaning agent are and was astounded to find out that antifreeze is one of the ingredients (actually, he was told it's a compound which is one molecule away from antifreeze). Therefore, just by the dog walking on the floor cleaned with the solution, then licking its own paws, it ingested enough of the solution to destroy its liver.
Soon after his dog's death, his housekeepers' two cats also died of liver failure. They both used the Swiffer Wetjet for quick cleanups on their  floors. Necropsies weren't done on the cats, so they couldn't file a lawsuit, but he asked that we spread the word to as many people as possible so they don't lose their animals.
This is equally harmful to babies and small children that play on the floor a lot and put their fingers in their mouths a lot.
PLEASE, EVEN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE BABIES, SMALL CHILDREN OR OWN A PET; PLEASE FORWARD THIS ON! YOU MAY NOT HAVE ANY CHILDREN OR PETS BUT SOME OF YOU HAVE FRIENDS OR FAMILY WITH PETS AND ALSO FAMILIES WITH GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 10, 2009 at 12:09 »

Seems like they'd need to drink a bowl of it - doesn't seem like licking paws after walking on the floor would be enough exposure. 

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« Reply #2 on: Feb 10, 2009 at 12:14 »

SOP: Snopes any and all such warning emails.
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 10, 2009 at 12:19 »

SOP: Snopes any and all such warning emails.


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« Reply #4 on: Feb 10, 2009 at 12:48 »

However Sugarless gum can kill your dog...it has the ingredient Xylitol....please read this if you have a dog

http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/xylitol.asp

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« Reply #5 on: Feb 10, 2009 at 12:59 »

However Sugarless gum can kill your dog...it has the ingredient Xylitol....please read this if you have a dog

http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/xylitol.asp

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Brinker, isn't that your dog wiping the floor with a Swiffer wipe in your avatar?

And remember, folks... guns don't kill people.  Sneezes do.
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 10, 2009 at 13:22 »

We've only just begun to scratch the long, strange tale of Brinker...

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« Reply #7 on: Feb 10, 2009 at 13:27 »

I actually spray the underside of our Dachshund with that Swiffer Wetjet solution, then let him wander around the kitchen.

Other than leaving a noodle track, the little homo does a pretty nice job.

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« Reply #8 on: Feb 10, 2009 at 13:44 »

We've only just begun to scratch the long, strange tale of Brinker...


I believe I've successfully discovered a link between the Brinker saga and penso's dyke:

http://www.treklens.com/gallery/Europe/Netherlands/photo170628.htm

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« Reply #9 on: Feb 10, 2009 at 17:00 »

We've only just begun to scratch the long, strange tale of Brinker...




As admin I demand that brinker change his signiature to "lost, lonely, boyishly appealing".
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