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Re: Keeping pets safe and happy during the holidays 🐢🐱

I look at this thread and I don’t feel old any more...
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@Anonymous wrote:
I look at this thread and I don’t feel old any more...

I`m not old... I`m a recycled teenager Dance Drum Happy Dance

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Here is a whole load of "Things people did In the 60s & 70s with their kids, they could never get away with today" link here 

Amazing how many I remember my folks doing...  

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@Mi-Amigo wrote:

Here is a whole load of "Things people did In the 60s & 70s with their kids, they could never get away with today" link here 

Amazing how many I remember my folks doing...  


Yes and me...wink

I used to sit on my Mums lap in the front of the car with NO seatbelts.

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Reckless!
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Sleeping in the front passenger footwell... 

 

Head out through the sunroof, when weather afforded the opportunity...

 

In fact:

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My cats love a little bit of cheese, though NOT blue cheese as I don't like it!

 

This part was interesting @Marjo 

Christmas plants may look pretty but poinsettias, mistletoe, holly, amaryllis, ferns and pine sap are poisonous to cats and dogs

However they missed one very important plant out of the list. Lilies (often sent in Christmas bouquets)

The stamen of lilies are poisonous to cats. What's worse, the stamen usually drop from the lily to the floor.

When I first learnt this I had lilies in my garden. I dug them all up. If I get a bouquet which contains lilies, I cut the stamen off when the flower opens.

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Obviously the stamen are the brown orange stalks in the middle.

Apart from poisoning cats, they stain clothes and you have a hell of a job removing the stain.

 

The link below gives quite frightening info....

 

https://www.vets4pets.com/pet-health-advice/cat-advice/lily-poisoning-in-cats/ 


Good advice @Cleoriff  Always wary of lillies.  They really do stain everything they touch.  I have an Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily) flower plant in my garden, which is like a small lily plant.  These are nowehere near as bad and don't deposit anything.

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Although not as toxic @welshsteve76 the Pet Poison Helpline shows they do cause problems?

 

https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/veterinarians/free-resources-clinic-clients/no-lilies-for-kitties/ 

 

*These plants may cause more gastrointestinal irritation or upset (drooling, vomiting, and/or diarrhoea) than others on the list but are not expected to cause severe poisoning (i.e. kidney, liver, or nervous system effects).

 

So even though they are lovely and not as toxic, they would be a no for me as my cats eat anything!!

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Cats are funny creatures. Always getting themselves in scrapes.  My neighbours' cat vommitted grass balls over my fence a few months ago.  I'm a dog person myself

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