Methacrylate in nail polish is a potential hazard to cats

Methacrylate in gel nail polish is toxic and can harm humans. It may be a hazard to cats

I believe that this type of nail polish is a *potential* hazard to cats. I doubt whether there are any studies on it or any scientific papers supporting what I am saying here but logic dictates to me that if women are putting gel nail polish on their nails which contains methacrylate, a toxic …

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15 facts about ‘forever chemicals’ in dry pet food bags

Meow Mix bag contains PFAS

Here are 15 facts about ‘forever chemicals’ in pet food bags. The analysis comes from America by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) ( ‘Forever chemicals are known as PFAS (pronounced ‘peefas’). PFAS stands for per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances if that helps you! They are ‘synthetic organofluorine chemical compounds that have multiple fluorine atoms attached to …

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False claim that Amazon sprays its packaging with toxic pesticides harmful to cats

Untrue claim that Amazon boxes are sprayed with a pesticide which can harm domestic cats when they sit in them or chew them

NEWS AND COMMENT: Today, there is an image including words on Facebook, as a post, which is a warning to cat owners about Amazon cardboard boxes. It’s a claim that Amazon sprays all boxes with toxic pesticides to kill warehouse rodents (see comment at base of page). These chemicals, they claim, are dangerous to …

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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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Don’t put antifreeze in your outside water fountain for the sake of animals

Is this water fountain safe for cats?

I’m primarily thinking of domestic cats in writing this article but, of course, it applies to all animals. Ethylene glycol (antifreeze) is sometimes (hopefully rarely) added to water in fountains to prevent freezing. Cats love flowing water. Domestic cats are also attracted to antifreeze because it is naturally sweet. I’ve used the word “attracted”. …

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Cleaning products linked to children’s asthma but what about cats and dogs?

Household sprays can cause asthma in kids. What about cats and dogs?

There is another report in the news about a study suggesting that an exposure to household cleaning products is linked to an increased risk of asthma and wheezing in children. The researchers looked at more than 2,000 children and found that the numerous cleaning products, so ubiquitous in households up and down the UK, …

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Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are inside domestic cats and they are poisonous

Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances-(PFAS)

A word first about per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). We are told that they are everywhere and potentially harmful in high concentrations. Where do they come from? They are human-made chemicals found in a wide range of consumer products and in industry. As I understand it, they were created in the 1940s in America …

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