Is Lysol Toxic To Dogs?

Lysol is a phenol-based cleaning product generally not recommended for use in homes with dogs. Phenol can cause liver damage to pets, and Lysol gives off potentially harmful volatile organic compounds in its vapors.

Is disinfectant toxic to dogs?

Cleaning supplies and other household chemicals such as bleach, disinfectant or mineral spirits need to be kept tightly sealed, out of your dog’s reach and away from his prying paws.

What cleaning products are toxic to dogs?

Cleaning products containing ammonia, bleach such as chlorine, or benzalkonium chloride are particularly deadly. The latter is contained in almost all disinfecting or antibacterial cleaning agents and also in Sagrotan.

Which disinfectant for dogs?

There are different types of sanitizers that are suitable for dogs. These include products containing alcohol, products containing chlorine and products containing ozone. Alcohol-based disinfectants work the fastest and are most effective against bacteria.

Can you use regular disinfectant for dogs?

The short answer is: No! Dogs must not be disinfected with (any) human disinfectant. However, there are differences between wound disinfectants, surface disinfectants and hand disinfectants.

Is Octenisept suitable for animals?

Octenisept is a very effective antiseptic and can therefore cause a slight stinging sensation in dogs. Octenisept should therefore not get into the dog’s eyes, nose or ears. If Octenisept does get into your eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and consult a veterinarian.

Is Lysol harmful to pets?

One of the active ingredients in Lysol is Phenol. Phenol is especially dangerous for cats- but can also be problematic for dogs. Cats can absorb phenol through the air, through their mouth by licking or through their skin. Cats cannot process phenol, and can lead to many problems, including liver failure.

What happens if my dog inhaled Lysol?

Household cleaners can present a danger to our pets when inhaled or consumed in any amount. These products typically contain bleaches and corrosive ingredients which can cause serious ulceration, burns, or irritation to the mucus membranes, gastrointestinal system, respiratory passageways, eyes, and skin.

What is a safe disinfectant to use around dogs?

Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide (AHP): This non-toxic, pet-safe disinfectant contains surfactants, compounds that acts as detergents and foaming agents. AHP is a more stable than the traditional hydrogen peroxide. Dish Soap: This tried-and-true cleaner disinfects without causing harm to pets.

Is Lysol safe for pets once dry?

While there are many popular disinfectant cleaners, you can probably find some sort of Lysol product in almost every home, but again, is it safe for dogs? The simple answer is no, unless you purchase a very specific product from Lysol’s extensive line.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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