Dryer Sheets And Fabric Softeners Can Be Dangerous To Your Cat: Consumer Product Safety Commission (Cpsc)

Dryer sheets and fabric softeners usually contain harsh chemicals called cationic surfactants. The caustic chemicals can cause irritability and ulceration in the mouth and GI tract. In serious cases, ingestion of these harmful chemicals can result in organ damage or central nervous system depression. If your cat ate a dryer sheet or drank some liquid fabric softener, contact your veterinarian immediately. Never try to induce vomiting. This may increase the irritability to the esophagus and mouth. Make sure to bring the fabric softening packaging so your vet can determine exactly what your cat eats. Curious cats are persistent and tend to get into places where they don't belong. All chemicals in the home should be kept out of reach and, if possible, behind closed doors. "Natural" and "environmental friendly" products are not necessarily safe. If you suspect your pet is sick, call your vet immediately. They have examined your pet, know the pet's health history, and can make the best recommendations. For more information on how to care for your pet , visit www. petfinder. com. .

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