Cat fell into vat of hexavalent chromium in Japan which is carcinogenic

Hexavalent chromium is carcinogenic and can cause skin irritation and blindness

NEWS AND COMMENT: This news story from Japan once again polarises opinion between animal advocates and the authorities. Residents in Japan have had been warned to steer clear of a poor, stray cat, perhaps a domestic cat, who fell into a commercial vat of hexavalent chromium at the Nomura Plating Factory near Hiroshima. It …

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Extreme Mother’s Day danger if she has a cat and you gift flowers

A gift of lilies on Mother's Day can prove fatal to mom's cat if she lives with one

This is a rather predictable warning about the forthcoming Mother’s Day on Sunday 10th March 2024 but necessary nonetheless. It is a day when family members might give mum (mom in the US) some flowers and most of the world now knows that: I searched for flower varieties to give to mums on Mother’s …

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Here’s why you should wear surgical gloves when applying cat flea treatments

Wear surgical gloves to apply cat flea spot on treatments to protect nature

This is a short post to drive a point home about the toxicity of cat flea treatments, the most common of which are the spot-on treatments in which a drop of an insecticide is placed on the cat’s skin between the shoulder blades where the cat can’t get at it. This preventative treatment is …

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Cat flea treatment insecticides are poisoning aquatic life in rivers

and imidacloprid insecticides from cat spot-on treatments are entering rivers from washing hands embedding of pets and poisoning aquatic life in those rivers.

NEWS AND OPINION: It’s remarkable to report that insecticides such as for fipronil and imidacloprid in cat and dog spot on flea treatments are getting into rivers and watercourses in the UK after the pets’ owners wash their hands or they wash bedding and other products which have come into contact with the companion …

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Rock salt, grit and domestic cats and dogs. A discussion.

Rock salt used in winter to melt icy sidewalks and roads is a danger to pets

It is that time of year when we have to discuss rock salt! Britain, today, is under the cosh of a deep-freeze; subzero temperatures and icy roads which have been and will be sprayed with rock salt by council workers. And I’m sure around the countryside there are cat and dog owners spreading rock …

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‘Many people use needles to poke a small hole in dog and cat food to poison dogs and cats’ in China

In China it is alleged that a person or persons are poisoning dogs and cats by injecting the poison into bags of cat and dog food on the shelves of retailers

This is what someone tweeted recently: “Nowadays, many people use needles to poke a small hole in the dog food and cat food delivered by others to poison them. And now there are people poisoning the grass on the road. Some people in my country have gone crazy. I don’t know what the situation …

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Is mistletoe poisonous to cats and dogs?

Mistletoe is toxic to cats and dogs

Christmas is coming! Just kidding. Although it does come around quite quickly, doesn’t it? It is possible that mistletoe will be around the home during that holiday season. So, the question is whether it is toxic to cats and dogs. The American Animal Hospital Association Encyclopaedia of Cat Health and Care is unequivocal about …

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Are shower diffusers safe for cats?

Benefits and advantages of essential oils for humans and potential disadvantages for cats

The answer to the question in the title is yes and no as the response depends on variable factors. Please read on. My research indicates that there is a potential problem with essential oil diffusers generally in regards to pets. The information comes from the respected ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center and Cats Protection. …

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