Permethrin-treated clothing toxic to cats

Spraying clothes with permethrin

Some people spray the insecticide permethrin on their clothing to stop them being bitten by ticks. Ticks can cause nasty illnesses in people: Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. It sounds like a reasonable idea but permethrin is very … please continue reading

Australian cutting-edge program to poison feral cats could kill pet dogs too

Felixer being put down

This is described as a cutting-edge program to kill feral cats in Australia. You put a machine, the ‘Felixer’, on the ground in a well selected site and it squirts a specific amount of a poison (1080) onto the cat’s … please continue reading

Heavy Metals in Pet Food is Between 8 and 670 Times Higher Than in Human Food

Heavy metals in pet food are carcinogenic

Heavy metal levels in pet food is between eight and 670-times higher than in human food and none was within a level considered safe for humans as found in a study. Veterinary Opinion Karen Becker, a veterinarian, says that if … please continue reading

Endotoxins from dead salmonella in pet food can harm your cat

Endotoxins from dead salmonella in pet food can harm your cat

Endotoxins from dead salmonella in pet food can harm your cat’s health but the FDA are apathetic to the pleas of a well-known pet food expert and consumer advocate, Susan Thixton, to change their stance with respect to this toxin in pet food. please continue reading

Are tulips safe for cats?

Tulips are toxic to cats

Are tulips safe for cats? The clear answer is no as they are decidedly toxic to cats. The toxins are mainly in the tulip bulb. But what is less clear is how damaging the tulip poisoning is. Is it fatal or can the cat recover? My research tells me that cats normally recover. Although in a story the cat was euthanised. please continue reading

A Whole Colony of Fixed Cats Allegedly Poisoned

Colony of feral cats allegedly poisoned

It appears that a whole colony of spayed and neutered cats in Orlando, Florida, USA has been poisoned by somebody and the colony caretakers need funding in order to carry out toxicology tests on the dead cats and if possible to prosecute the case as a crime under the animal welfare laws of Florida. please continue reading