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Cats: Poisonous Insecticides on House Plants — 3 Comments

  1. I agree with Ruth – it really puts a deifferent light on the safety of living indoors. You only need to make one mistake in some cases – with the wrong plant and causeterrible harm. I have always thought it was the chemicals on plants mostly as well as the food and steroids they feed the plants or put in the soild that make them so abundant for a short time. I believe some of the chemicals don’t come from be sprayed on them but from withing the plants in the growing stage. And then there’s the sprays and pesticides which we all know are terribly dangerous and carcinogenic even for humans. Plants are treated rather terribly too in other words – in order to be made to look pretty at the right time for the right price. It’s a multi million business. Have you ever noticed how much flowers cost. And in the spring time all the garden shops selling their annuals and perennials which only look good for not quite one season and then they just seem to become weak and useless. I think they pump them up on all kinds of nonsense in order to get short term results at the expense of a long lasting healthy plant. It’s possible that outdoor plants in garden – especially newly plantd ones could also be a danger. People also use pesticides in their garden i believe.

  2. Yes I’d agree that it’s possible that pesticides on plants are toxic to cats Michael.
    Years ago when chemicals weren’t sprayed everywhere and cats always lived free we never heard of them being poisoned by plants or flowers in gardens or fields. More and stronger chemicals are needed as the present ones lose effect and our Earth is being slowly poisoned by these chemicals.
    So the argument that cats are safer indoors comes into this too, there are many dangers indoors as well as outdoors.
    Who has caused this?
    The human race!

    • Thank you for seeing the possibly of cat poisoning from insecticides on plants. I don’t think anyone has mentioned this before (not sure) so it is tricky to raise the subject. However, I sense it is something that needs investigating. It would not surprise me one bit if research concluded that there was a risk.

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