Author Topic: Many essential oils are toxic to cats.  (Read 1778 times)

Yvette

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Many essential oils are toxic to cats.
« on: 10 Sep 2015 08:03AM »
I've been racking my brain as to why Sybs should have started peeing on my bed (twice) and wheelchair cushion (once).

During July I started using Rosemary Essential Oil as it is really good for waking me up.  According to the list in the link below, it *is* safe for cats but maybe the very pungent smell - because it is very pungent - has upset Sybs?

Two oils I've not used since having Sybs are Neroli and Bergamot - which I really love - are apparently toxic to cats so it is just as well I've not used them.

Anyway, I shall give away the burner (because the oil will have soaked into the soapstone) and the remaining oil to a friend who does not have a cat.

http://www.anarreshealth.ca/node/1618

http://essentialoilworld.com/essentialoilreviews/pet-health/essential-oil-safety-with-cats

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Re: Many essential oils are toxic to cats.
« Reply #1 on: 25 Oct 2015 08:26PM »
But dogs react much like humans Lavender can help quiet a dog and with November the fifth coming up lavender oil on a burner can help calm a dog if they are upset by the noise of fireworks.
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Re: Many essential oils are toxic to cats.
« Reply #2 on: 08 Nov 2015 12:23AM »
Lilies, inside or out, are toxic for cats. I don't know where I heard that, but I think it's true.

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Re: Many essential oils are toxic to cats.
« Reply #3 on: 08 Nov 2015 11:26AM »
We can't have lilies growing in our garden because the dog digs the bulbs up and eats them  >doh<

This Daily Mail article is useful it says lily pollen is poisonous to cats

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2394071/The-garden-flowers-kill-pet-Owners-warned-legged-friends-away-lilies-poinsettias.html

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Re: Many essential oils are toxic to cats.
« Reply #4 on: 08 Nov 2015 04:54PM »
Occasionally I buy bunches of flowers from the supermarket and when these contain lilies the label always warns that they may stain and are poisonous to cats.