If you’ve been reading Big Jay’s Big Blogs, you will have noticed that I usually get around to talking to moms with kids, telling them about the potential danger of having hand sanitizers with their “Active Ingredient” as alcohol. I will continue to do remind you of this to help you protect your kids.
But I’d like to tug on the heartstrings of all of my pet-loving health-conscious readers. The last thing you would want is for your beloved Max or Bella (the two top names of dogs in 2016) or Oliver or Luna (the two top cat names last year) is to somehow get into a bottle of alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
The effects could be deadly for your pets.
And these days, with many people thinking their pets are truly a part of the family, this potential disaster may be something you didn’t think about; just how dangerous it is for your PETS to drink alcohol-based sanitizing product.
When I read an article about how hand sanitizers are on the Top 5 list of poisons to pets, it got my attention.
I must tell you, I don’t own a pet, as I simply don’t wish to get too attached; plus I dislike walking a dog in all kinds of weather and having to pick up after it, or cleaning a cat’s less than hygienic place to relieve themselves.
That being said, I know many of you would do anything for you pet. So perhaps you should be more mindful of where you keep your sanitizing products; much like you would with a child around.
As a dog parent, you know that chocolate can be harmful. Do you leave your daily medicines out so a child could reach it? I hope not. And the same thing applies to your precious pussycat or puppy. Do you leave tobacco products just lying around? I hope not. How about seemingly harmless mints, or chewing gum? Don’t do it. ALL are on the list. And obviously, you wouldn’t leave a pesticide or cleaning products within easy reach of a child or a pet. Read all about it here and get an eyeful.
Which leads me to my point; why are people still using alcohol-based hand sanitizers in the first place? It’s potentially bad for humans—and now we know about the dangers for Max or Luna.
You can eliminate at least one of the dangers to your kids AND pets virtually instantly by using an alcohol-free hand sanitizing creation. I recommend safeHands® once you make the switch. Buy it here.
Do it before something potentially deadly happens from a pet or child drinks an alcohol-based sanitizer simply out of curiosity.
Spread the word. Not the germs!