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Old 10-05-2005, 04:40 PM
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Hey, a friend of mine just sent me this. I thought I would share with all of you since you are dog lovers!!!!!
~Amanda


This is scary!
> >This was passed on to me by a friend.
> >
> >I recently had a neighbor who 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 ceaned with the solution, then licking it's 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.
> >
> >PLEASE, EVEN IF YOU DO NOT OWN A PET, PLEASE FOWARD THIS ON!
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Old 10-05-2005, 04:48 PM
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we had a topic a while back that swiffer wetjet was safe to use , i have one ...i don't use it much ,only with a little accident

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Old 10-05-2005, 04:53 PM
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I've seen that posted around the internet and it appears to be an urban legend. Read here.
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Old 10-06-2005, 01:56 PM
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Yeah I heard it might be an "Urban Legend" either way, I thought it might be good for all to know. Sorry!!!!
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:59 AM
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I heard about the wetjet shortly after I bought one. I figured if it wasn't safe to use around animals, they would've put it on the bottle, but I still stopped using it. Better safe than sorry, ya know?

I actually tried to get the wetjet solution bottle open so I could put diluted pine sol in it or something, but it didn't work...the top doesn't come off
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Old 10-08-2005, 11:30 AM
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My hubby got that email last year and got all worried. We talked to the vet and actually did some research on our own about the chemical makeup of the solution. Definately an urban legend. It leaves a minimal residue, but ultimately it is safe for pets. Think about it, if it killed your pets it could kill your todlers... And well, that is not happening!
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Old 10-20-2005, 05:53 PM
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it IS an urban legend...the chemical compound is NOTHIGN close to antifreeze...it is also licensed witht he fda which means it is safe for household use....while its definatly not safe for a toddler or pet to drink an entire carton of it...the tiny bit of residue (which dries very quickly) isnt enough to cause any kind of damage (ESPECIALLY THAT QUICKLY!!!) to pets or children. ALL chemicals have to have a warning that says unsafe for children and animals if ingested, but it is not risky in such small amounts.
my family ahs been using them since they came out (MUCH CLEANER than mop and bucket) and havent had any problems with any of our dogs, the people i baby sit for also use it they have 6 cats and not had a problem, and there now walking todler is on the floor al the time and no problems...the cleaning solution used in the swifferes has been around for YEARS...its not some special solution made new for the jet, its just put into a new container and relabled...
there EXCELENT for smal accidents and wood floors, there cleaner, and actually dry quicker than mop and bucket mopping, and its actually safer than using a bleach solution (which can residue on wood and tile floors)

dont worry, dont trash your wetjet because of this...its just not worth giving to the hype...
think about it..we all have frined who have frineds/know someone who knows someone ect that has had a bad experience with something... ie, oh a frined of mine, well she has a frined who whent to (insert fast foor resturaunt) and found (insert somehting gross) in her burger/fries/chicken ect...
and we dont all go out boycott do we...

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Old 10-27-2005, 08:48 PM
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My uncle turned me on to this website a while back. It is a place that actually researches things sent out to find out if they are valid. Here is what I found out about this story:


http://urbanlegends.about.com/librar...fer_wetjet.htm
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