Safe, non-controversial pet wipes?

asked 2015-08-26 23:43:42 -0600

I keep trying to find pet wipes without ingredients that have massive concerns surrounding them (for example, phenoxyethanol). I want to use them for our puppy and give some in doggie gift bags after stays, but I don't want to be giving out items with potentially toxic ingredients (including ingredients that may be controversial. I don't want upset doggie owners thinking I'm trying to poison their dogs!).

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What are you using them for?

Karen M.'s profile image Karen M.  ( 2016-10-20 11:42:54 -0600 ) edit

There are alcohol free puppy wipes on Amazon. D way I made bathing fun for my puppy was- I introduced him to puppy wipes & gradually introduced him to water.Watch this video to knw how to give your puppy a  relaxing spa treatment at home using puppy wipes : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJNKDg7Y3r%3C/p%3E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJNKDg7Y3r)

Ridzy B.'s profile image Ridzy B.  ( 2017-08-07 06:42:56 -0600 ) edit

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answered 2015-08-27 01:32:23 -0600

I doubt there's anything in existence that is entirely controversy-free, but your example, phenoxyehtanol, is a safe (and beneficial) preservative used in a wide variety of body care products to prevent bacterial growth in your products that could actually harm you. It's a compound found naturally in green tea, and is included in the Handbook of Green Chemicals and the Whole Foods Premium Body Care approved list, two of the strictest chemical safety guides available. If you want something less controversial you may have to just opt for a clean, damp washcloth.

On a more general note, people are generally more than happy to receive gifts given with good intentions. Trust that your clients will appreciate any gift bags you make for them, even if it contains an item they won't use.

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answered 2015-08-27 08:56:55 -0600

I do agree - there is no perfect magical product that works for everything unfortunately. What I do know, though, is that Clorox wipes= BAD...how do I know? Due to my own lack of knowledge. After my puppy goes out, I used to wipes her paws and rear so she would not track in any extra dirt. I was recently informed by a vet that, over time, the Clorox seeps into their bloodstream which obviously can cause a cascade of serious problems. Too, I noticed that her pads and snout were getting very dehydrated as a result. A local vet recommended baby's wipes as a safe alternative. Every couple days or so following this information I got a bowl of warm water and "soaked" her paws for 5 minutes. Now, her pads and snout are fully hydrated and she has an overall happier demeanor. Hope this is helpful to all who read it. Sincerely, Alex

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OMG, you can not put anything on your dog that you wouldn't put in your mouth! Bleach??!! Surprised your dog is alive. Clorox wipes are for your toilet.

Tanna J.'s profile image Tanna J.  ( 2018-02-17 08:42:35 -0600 ) edit

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