Saturday, October 7, 2017

Not Very Smart, Big Guy- A Public Service Message

So at first we thought it was hilarious the way Cleo pounced, pawed at and rubbed her face with these fabric softener dryer
sheets we keep on the floor of our bedroom closet (which ordinarily stays closed).  
After witnessing Cleo acting as though these things were treated with catnip I decided to research what was actually in them.  Now I feel horrible for not looking into this sooner, though she was only able to get to them when we opened the door, and only if she was interested (something she can turn on and off like a light switch).
     Had I done my homework and realized the potential harm these sheets can cause we never would've let Cleo play with them. 
     After reading about the dangers of pets playing with these, and in some cases actually eating them, we no longer leave them on the floor.

13 comments:

Marg said...

Thanks for that info. Se did not know that either. Glad you found out about it.

Summer said...

My human heard about how bad dryer sheets are for cats a long time ago. She and her boyfriend don't even use them in the laundry anymore.

William's Kith & Kin said...

We don't think we would have even thought of the dangers either. Not that we've ever gotten to play with them--Mom doesn't use them any more due to sensitivities. Plus, when is comes to laundry stuff, we prefer to try to get into the dryer. Not that Mom lets us...

Tamago said...

I did not know dryer sheets were so dangerous. Thank you for sharing the info! It's great you checked before Cleo could play with it more.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am glad you read up on it and no harm was done. It seems that a lot of cats have a fascination for the sheets.

The Island Cats said...

The mom won't let us near those things. We're glad to hear you won't let Cleo near them now too.

Brian said...

I guess we knew that but never thought about it. I'm glad Cleo is sheetless now!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Glad you took them away before anything happened.

The Whiskeratti said...

We're very glad you took them away from her. Just so many dangers we don't neccessarily think about.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

cleo....we R glad dad red what him red N him finded out bout them now....round heer sum one likez ta get IN de dryer... knot sayin who tuna tho knot when clothes waz in ther yet.....thanx for sharin thiz tip ~~ ♥♥♥

The Indulged Furries said...

If it's a used dryer sheet, I'd be more concerned about the eating aspect rather than chemical exposure. Due to both us and Rave having sensitivities/allergies, I use dryer sheets only if I have several items of synthetic clothing in the dryer, which is rare because I prefer cotton. Mostly I just deal with the little bit of static cling.

Gattina said...

Good to know ! Although I don't use them !

Katie Isabella said...

GEE! I had no idea! I will absolutely research that!