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 toxic to cats. So, if you own a cat, personally, I would not spray …

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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 fur. The cat licks it off and dies. Voilà, job done. I presume cats …

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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 pet owners knew what they were putting in their dog and cat’s bowls, they …

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