household items

Can cats be strangled by blinds?

It is hard to envisage how it might happen but it does. Both toddlers, domestic cats and puppies are in…

2 weeks ago

Infestation of slugs in the UK a threat to cats and dogs

The warm and wet weather in the UK has been great for gardeners in one respect in that it has…

1 month ago

Did bleaching the kitchen sink make my cat deposit urine near it?

This is very peculiar. We know that household bleach, which is sodium hypochlorite, is an attractant for a majority of…

4 months ago

Benzalkonium chloride is in many household products and it is poisonous to domestic cats

"Check your household products for ingredients and make a note if one or more contains benzalkonium chloride as it could…

1 year ago

1 in 10 cats afflicted with hyperthyroidism in USA possibly caused by TDCIPP

This is a pet subject of mine. You can't see it, feel it or smell it but it is dangerous…

1 year ago

Himalayan salt lamp was addictive to cat and almost killed her

Ruby, a little Turkish Van-type cat, licked a Himalayan salt lamp because it tasted good and became seriously ill. She…

1 year ago

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) toxic to domestic cats

Years ago I wrote about fire retardants in furniture which could affect the thyroid gland of the domestic cat. Please…

2 years ago