Are Self-cleaning Oven Fumes Toxic to Dogs?

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Are the fumes from self-cleaning ovens toxic to dogs?


Sandra Schreiber


Hi – thanks for your email. Some of the fumes are toxic to birds but there have been no studies shown that they are toxic to dogs. That being said, I'd minimize his exposure to the fumes just as you minimize your own exposure. If you spray the oven, I'd recommend putting a fan on and leaving the room. Also, different manufacturers of the sprays vary slightly, follow instructions on the can.

An article that might be helpful to you is Common Dog Poisonings.

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

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