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    Cleaning solvents toxic to cats!!

    I was trying to help King2005 find something on ammonia toxicity in cats. I read where Pine-Sol is toxic to cats. I feel bad because I just got through scrubbing the kitchen floor with Lemon scented Pine-Sol!!! MooShoo walked in as I was finishing and the floor was still wet. I DID wipe the floor down after cleaning it. But I made sure I also wiped his paws so he didn't ingest any. According to what I read, it can cause serious liver damage in cats. ANY cleaner containing Phenol is toxic to cats.

    So, BEWARE!! Pine-Sol is toxic to cats if they walk through it and then lick their paws. Because Pine-Sol contains heavy amounts of pine oils, a cat's system cannot digest it and they can get very sick.
    Last edited by moosmom; 11-02-2005 at 06:14 PM. Reason: need to clarify

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    thanks for that info....

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    Another reason not to do house work
    I'm all for that!!

    Rest In Peace Casey (Bubba Dude) Your paw print will remain on my heart forever. 12/02
    Mollie Rose, you were there for me through good times and in bad, from the beginning.Your passing will leave a hole in my heart.We will be together "One Fine Day". 1994-2009
    MooShoo,you left me too soon.I wasn't ready.Know that you were my soulmate and have left me broken hearted.I loved you like no other. 1999 - 2010See you again "ONE FINE DAY"
    Maya Linn, my heart is broken. The day your beautiful blue eyes went blind was the worst day of my life.I only wish I could've done something.I'll miss your "premium" purr and our little "conversations". 1997-2013 See you again "ONE FINE DAY"

    DO NOT BUY WHILE SHELTER ANIMALS DIE!!

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    Yup, I don't clean with Pine-Sol, but I do use Mr. Clean and I am paranoid of the cats coming into contact with it before I rinse and dry everything.

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    I posted a while back in Cat Health about any cleaners with the "SOL" ending being hazardous. Lysol, Pine Sol.....I use them as well, but rinse well. Most of the time I use Clorox to wash floors though.
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    The trouble being that when I start cleaning, at least a few of the 11 Found Cats will immediately run in the wet area,and then away again.
    And I use Lysol Pine,and hope that they get nothing on thier paws.
    I do a little area at a time,due to age,and Cats!
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    Wait a minute... Who has ever heard of CLEANING a FLOOR? I mean, that's where your feet go. It will just get dirty again...
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    Thanks for the info .... I am notorious for using Pine Cleaners ... love the clean smell. Of course, here lately I do the hands and knees thing, and wipe dry as I go. What I won't tell is how long in between cleanings I go!
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    Kim,

    I HATE cleaning floors!!! But this floor was awful. I mean, it's a typical guys apartment complete with beer and mayonnaise in the fridge. They'd spill something and not wipe it up. I got down on my knees and scrubbed 2 rows of tiles at a time, wiping them clean as I went along. I did it in a 2 day stretch cuz it was FILTHY!!!! Now I don't mind going into the kitchen in my bare feet.

    Rest In Peace Casey (Bubba Dude) Your paw print will remain on my heart forever. 12/02
    Mollie Rose, you were there for me through good times and in bad, from the beginning.Your passing will leave a hole in my heart.We will be together "One Fine Day". 1994-2009
    MooShoo,you left me too soon.I wasn't ready.Know that you were my soulmate and have left me broken hearted.I loved you like no other. 1999 - 2010See you again "ONE FINE DAY"
    Maya Linn, my heart is broken. The day your beautiful blue eyes went blind was the worst day of my life.I only wish I could've done something.I'll miss your "premium" purr and our little "conversations". 1997-2013 See you again "ONE FINE DAY"

    DO NOT BUY WHILE SHELTER ANIMALS DIE!!

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