What snakes are dangerous to cats in the United States?

Coral snake

There are poisonous and nonpoisonous snakes distributed throughout North America. Normally bites from nonpoisonous snakes do not cause swelling or pain. There are four poisonous species: cottonmouths (water moccasins), rattlesnakes, copperheads and coral snakes. Rattlesnakes, cottonmouths and copperheads are pit vipers. They can be identified by their large size of 1.2 to 2.4 m …

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Are roses poisonous to cats?

Roses are non-poisonous to cats

Roses are not poisonous to cats neither are they poisonous to dogs or horses. They are non-toxic. I’m referring to the Rosa species in the family: Rosaceae. Although they are not toxic chemically, eating them may result in discomfort because of a stomach upset together with perhaps, diarrhoea and vomiting. Plants Poisonous to Cats …

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Phthalates in vinyl flooring poisoning domestic cats?

Cats play on fake wood flooring which may contain phthalates which are poisonous to humans and animals

This is another article in a series about hidden chemicals in household products which may insidiously be poisoning domestic cat companions who are particularly susceptible as they spend time lying on surfaces such as sofas containing fire retardants, carpets containing preservative chemicals and, in this instance, vinyl flooring to look like real wood which …

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Why do cats eat plants and should I be worried?

Top ten most poisonous plants

Because people know domestic cats as being obligate carnivores (specialist flesh eaters) many don’t believe that they want to eat plant material. But they do like occasionally to eat vegetation. This is inherited from their wild cat ancestor. It’s perfectly normal behaviour. The scientists are not quite sure, today, why a wide range of …

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230 cat poisons (list)

Poisonous to cats

A list of 230 cat poisons. The list is not comprehensive but it is long and thorough. The purpose? To alert concerned cat owners to the possible cat poisons that might surround them. The list is applicable to many countries, particularly the USA. Notice: don’t deliberately poison a cat. It is cruel and a …

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Mycotoxins in dry cat food

Fungal spores

My research tells me that there is a consistent level of mycotoxin contamination of dry cat food for cats and dogs, which appears to be accepted (or there is an ever-present potential for it). It is when the concentrations become unacceptable that the product poisons the animal. An example is the recent recall of …

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Is lavender safe for cats?

Is lavender safe for cats?

The general picture drawn from the Internet, as to whether lavender is safe for cats, is that it is unsafe but I don’t think the answer to the question is as black-and-white as people make out. It’s quite a difficult question to answer precisely and with accuracy. The first issue is that you can …

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