My vet told me a while back that Carpet Fresh was bad for dogs skin. My dog, a Bichon, has allergies. I stopped using it for a long time, then started using it again in the bedrooms (the dogs pretty much stay out of there). I just recently started using it again in the living room/dining room because we are selling our house and I don't want it to smell "doggie" when people walk in.
I have a question, though, and I want to know if this is conincidence or if there may be something to it.
About 3 or 4 years ago, my dog had some seizures. The bloodwork all checked out okay and the vet said maybe she got into something or there was some other cause. She had about one seizure every 6-8 weeks after that, then it stopped completely after maybe a year.
We got a new dog, a 2 year old yellow lab. About 2 weeks ago, DH yelled at him for being on the couch. The dog seemed pretty shook up. DH and I have been struggling with the couch issue thanks to his first owner! The dog, Dallas, goes into his crate and has a seizure. DH thought maybe it was stress? Last weekend, we were away. MIL stayed at the house with the dogs. Dallas saw something out the front window and started to bark. Then he stopped barking and had a seizure.
DH asked Dallas's second owner (a co-worker of his) if Dallas ever had a seizure before. She had him for 8 months and said he never had one.
Am I crazy or could there be a connection between the carpet fresh and the seizures? I have to ask this question since it's been bothering me. Is it just coincidence or could a household cleaner cause a reaction like that in a dog? By the way, the Bichon isn't having any problems at the time and I try to limit the usage of the carpet fresh to areas where they don't typically lay down.
So, am I nuts or what??