July 2010 Issue

Danger: Poisonous Insects

Your cat wants to have fun, but you need to keep her safe.

The warmer weather brings sunshine, fresh breezes, singing birds ó and bugs. As a conscientious pet owner, 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. According to Steven Hansen, DVM, ASPCA Veterinary Toxicologist and Senior Vice President of Animal Health Services of the national ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, "most calls involve animals eating things they shouldnít, including bugs."

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