During the COVID-19 pandemic, people are washing their hands more and the use of hand sanitizers has drastically expanded. Hand sanitizers guarantee to ‘kill 99.9%’ of germs on account of the high measure of alcohol they contain. However, it’s dangerous for dogs and cats.

Most hand sanitizers are ethanol or isopropanol-based with some containing 95% liquor. Much the same as different types of liquor, if a pet ingests an excess of ethanol it could be lethal.

It is imperative to purify surfaces and wash your hands, particularly during the coronavirus episode, yet there is an approach to do it and guard your pets. To begin with, don’t make a difference hand sanitizer on your pets. As an additional precautionary measure, permit the sanitizer to completely assimilate or dry on your hands before petting your dog or cat or permitting them to lick your hands. Notwithstanding, if your pet happened to lick your crisply disinfected hand it is impossible they would be hurt – despite the fact that gossipy tidbits are spreading via web-based networking media.


Hand sanitizers contain ethanol, not ethylene glycol.

It is in liquid catalyst and exceptionally risky to people and pets even in little amounts. While ethanol isn’t as harmful, the indications of harming are comparative.

PetMD states, “The primary manifestation is a discouraged focal sensory system, which may create 15 to 30 minutes after ingestion on an unfilled stomach. And as long as two hours when ingested on a full stomach.”

Pet Poison Helpline said that a huge amount of ethanol can cause, “lethargy, vomiting, incoordination, weak respiration. And dangerous drops in blood sugar, blood pressure, and body temperature. Severely intoxicated animals can potentially experience seizures and respiratory failure.”

Pet owners have to store any item containing alcohol out of the span of their dogs or cats.

Different items that contain liquor are mouthwash, disinfectants, and cold prescriptions. Make certain to keep every one of them distant too.

If your pet ingests any product that is high in alcohol or any other toxin, call your vet immediately. Other resources that are available in case of an emergency are Pet Poison. Helpline at (800) 213-6680 and ASPCA Animal Poison Control at (888) 426-4435.