Rumors circulating over the Internet have accused Febreze™ of being dangerous to companion animals, and have warned consumers to avoid using this product.
American Humane Association investigated these accusations and reports there is no substantial reason to be concerned about this product with regard to the health of most companion animals. The National Animal Poison Control Center (NAPCC), operated by the ASPCA, has issued Febreze its seal of approval after a thorough review by veterinary toxicologists.
The NAPCC suggests that Febreze is safe to use as directed in households with dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, and rodents. The NAPCC recommends that birds be removed from rooms when spraying any household cleaning product until the area is fully ventilated because of their unique respiratory physiology. Due to a lack of data about Febreze's interaction with animals other than dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, and rodents, other animals should be removed from rooms when the product is being used.