Spot Shot carpet cleaner
and Karen's cats found out
& Ziggy's too
a Cat get CFS? ... or CFIDS
Re: Spot Shot Aerosol Rug Cleaner Question
I used this
rug cleaner a few months ago. As A owner of a
Persian cat, a day or so after using this product he
became lethargic was vomiting blood and bloody stools. I
called the Spot Shot phone number on the can and was
told that no way their product caused this illness and
it was perfectly safe. My vet bill was over
$700.00 What should I do?
Very sorry to hear
If that was the only
thing that was different than the normal
routine, then it should be looked into further.
Of course they will
say it in no way was their product.
They do have to give
an Material Safety Data Sheet on this product to any
company that asks and has 2 or more employees.
They do not have to give it to you;
however, you can often
find such info on the internet.
Note it has various
other names, but the CAS number is the same
You see, the misting
in the eyes is what is most harmful & an
exposure to the propellant in their product,
How is your cat
better but constantly drinks lots of water and has
gotten a nervous tick which seems to be not under his
control his head jumps at any given time.
for your response, Nancy
You are welcome.
The cat would likely have the same thing that the
'gulf war syndrome' symptoms are
opinion ... so the nervous 'tick' is possibly a
nervous system damage
I would get the vet to
look at the blood more closely. Is there
autoimmune hemolytic anemia?
The red blood cells
too small ... ragged & beat up if it wasn't that
long ago AND
there should be some blood in urine. That
would be the easiest to test for.
Maybe you can put an
ad out and find someone else's pet or child who has
been harmed by cleaning products with this
component. ... especially aerosol sprays ... &
go for a class action suit. But you need 1 or
2 other people to stand up with you ... or
they might think it was a 'freak thing' in
just your case.
You will also be
bringing attention to the issue.
After you check out
your pet or the autoimmune problem and the red blood
cells dying off prematurely, I would recommend
putting some glyconutrients in the cats water/milk.
I am hoping this might
stop the autoimmune thing... & be a REAL HELP
replicate the issue & do valuable research?
very chemical I have talking about
how strong? Even 5% is too strong a
concentration for home use, per one product
notice when I go to the products that have this
& the compounded version
2-2-butoxyethanol, that the carpet cleaners and the
oven cleaners are VERY strong Concentrations
MSDS info http://www.wd40.com/Brands/msds_usa.html
report from Nancy on what happened to her Persian
cat this year:
Writing to inform you that on 12-21-05 my
persian cat had to be put to sleep. Kidneys
and liver were gone also difficulty breathing his
poor little body filled with fluid. Please do
not use Spot Shot Rug Cleaner
or any other cleaners containing this deadly poison.
God Bless all and have a healthy holiday.
Owner of the late Persian
Gizmo. My heart is broken , he was only
8 years old.
took a can of this off the shelve at the
grocery store - No clue 2-butoxyethanol is
do they say the % is of 2-butoxyethanol?
like up to 25% is
realize that people prefer the 'warm fuzzies' but not
only is this is a what went wrong issues, but
also a right now issue.
chemical I'm talking about is in many products
and has been so for 3/4s of a century. It can
harm our pets, our children of all ages, everyone
my cat (not even two years old) was
diagnosed with renal failure. After many
tests (and more $2500 of vet bills), the
docs are leaning toward a toxin as a
cause... the only problem with this
diagnosis is that my beautiful
little gal is an indoor cat, and I own
no plants (or cut flowers) at all. In
fact, the only toxin she could possibly
have been exposed to is SPOT SHOT... not
by me, but by my cat sitter who was
caring for my gal just before she became
now know that the main ingredient is
ethylene glycol - which is known to be
highly toxic to cats (at least in
antifreeze). Have you heard of cats
developing kidney failure after exposure
to SPOT SHOT. I am still amazed that
this product carries no warnings at all
for pets and, in fact, advertises itself
as great on pet stains.
I had to let her go on Memorial Day. She
had a rare protein leaking nephropathy
that no one can quite explain, but was
probably not due to spotshot.
that said, I will never have Spotshot in
my house again.
Karen, I don't think this is as rare as is
thought ... it is a precursor to kidney failure
protein leaking nephropathy
A serious complication of
kidney disease, the nephrotic syndrome is a specific
collection of signs and symptoms caused by the loss
of large amounts of protein from the blood into the
urine. Those with nephrotic syndrome are at high
risk for end-stage kidney failure. Once a kidney
fails, survival is dependent upon either dialysis or
a kidney transplant. Edema or swelling in the legs
and feet is a common complaint.
Repost 3-11-07 *
Another cat January, 2009
Look for multiple autoimmune
Find the anemia 2-butoxyethanol causes
Help for people and for pets?
are we praying for?