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Can You Use Baby Wipes Instead of Pet Wipes on Dogs?

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You notice some crust or debris around your dog’s eye and reach inside the cabinet for some pet wipes only to realize you don’t have any left. What you do have left, however, are baby wipes. Is it safe to use baby wipes on dogs?

The answer to this is it depends. First, you need to understand that a product isn’t necessarily safe for dogs just because it can be used on humans. Generally speaking, it could be okay to use baby wipes on dogs for rare occasions.

You should, however, first check the ingredients used for the baby wipes and make sure there isn’t any chemicals that could be harmful for your pet. If you plan to use the baby wipes near the dog’s eyes then it’s an absolute must that you prevent any of the baby wipe liquid from getting in contact with the eyes. Some baby wipes may come with a product label that tells you whether it is safe to use on dogs.

According to the Pet Poison Hotline, propylene glycol can lead to poisoning if a cat or dog was to ingest it in large amounts. Propylene glycol is a common ingredient found in baby wipes so something to look out for before you decide on using it on your dog.

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