May 2007 Issue

Something Bugging You?

Outdoor and indoor cats can find much amusement in the bugs they encounter. Can this type of play be dangerous?

The warmer weather brings sunshine, fresh breezes, singing birds ó and bugs. Maybe youíre the sort of person who encourages your cat when she swipes at a moth, catches it, plays with it and then devours it. Or maybe you cringe when your cat pounces on a beetle and starts crunching on it. Whatever kind of person you are, itís likely that you wonder if itís safe for your cat to eat bugs. The answer depends on what kind of bug youíre talking about.

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