No Detergent For Cats: Woman Shares Heartbreaking Story Of Losing Her Cat Due To Kitchen Chemicals

Date August 30, 2018 14:20

All people are using various detergents to clean their houses, as they are considered to be the most effective. It includes fabric cleaning capsules, toilet cleaners and toilet blocks, bathroom and kitchen cleaners, disinfectant liquid, wipes, sprays, etc. But did you know they can be very dangerous, and even life-threatening for pets?

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Linda's tragic story

Linda Ranson decided to share her story so that other people can avoid similar mistakes in the future. At that time, she had four cats, which slept in the kitchen. The woman considered it be the safe place, but unfortunately, everything turned out to be different.

During one of the nights, the cat has knocked the bottle off the side and spilled the contents all over the floor. Other cats walked in the detergent and got it on their paws and fur.

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Linda tried to wash it off, but the detergent was ingrained in their fur and on their skin. A little later, one of the cats started foaming at the mouth, while others were seriously dehydrated. It was a nightmare!

The vet could do nothing to Tally, and she died in Linda’s arms. She was such a beautiful cat!

Now, Linda shares her experience to teach other pet owners to be careful. What should you do if your cat gets poisoned too? Is there is a way to prevent similar situations? 

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First aid in case your cat is poisoned

Charcoal can be used for acute poisoning. The dose is 2 to 8 grams/kg of body weight and should be mixed with water. But, of course, seeking medical help from a veterinarian is obligatory for such cases. If your cat poisoned, take him to the vet immediately and insist on examination because it might be too late very soon.

Besides the charcoal, milk can also be used. It can be either mixed in a 50/50 dilution with water or can be given alone to chelate certain poisons mentioned earlier. The dose is 10 to 15 ml/kg body weight or as much as the animal can consume.

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It is necessary to ensure that cats can’t knock over bottles or walk through spills of liquid detergent.

Please, try to prevent such situations, and make sure you keep all detergents out of the reach of cats. Also, after cleaning the surface, let it dry before allowing them to walk on it.

We hope that Linda's story will raise the general awareness of such problem and will help pet owners to avoid tragic situations in the future.

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