Posted by: Barbara | 2006/11/06

Glade's new air freshener

I recently used the above air freshener - it's new and apparently stays in the air for about an hour longer than any other. Well, to cut a long story short - it poisoned all three of my cats - my persian excessively (she had a white tongue, white gums and just hung in my arms like a ragdoll - lay in her basket for a solid 3 days. My other two hung around extremely listless for the same amount of time. Finally, after an exceptionally good airing of my home, they started to improve. The persian I fed water with an eye-dropper and she wouldn't eat. I was terrified. I have since heard that Glade is the absolute worst for poisoning cats. Has anyone else heard of this and could someone advise accordingly.

Thank you in anticipation.

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Posted by: Chill | 2006/11/06

While this could just possibly have something to it, I have to say that I think it really is very highly unlikely that any airfreshener created for domestic use is inherently toxic to pets - the one possible exception being birds., which are very intolerant of volatile substances. It's of course possible that ONE cat could be sensitive to something specific in there - allergic, in other words - it seems to me pretty unlikely that THREE cats should coincidentally be affected this way.

Are you sure there wasn't something else around? Could someone have poisoned them - perhaps accidentally?

You don't say anything about taking the cats to the vet - if the one was as bad as you say, I do hope you did so, because it sounds like it could have been at death's door. If you took the cats for attention but merely didn't mention that - what did the vet have to say about the Glade theory?

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Posted by: Kate | 2006/11/06

Barbara, I never use any kind of air freshener as it triggers an ashthma like attack in me so my pets are pretty safe.
But I urge people to read the fine print carefully - its quite scary.
I do not even buy my boyfriend spray deodorant as it makes my cats sneeze. LOL.

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