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Tue, Nov 13 | By Matt Van Hoven | 605

LONDON – Vets warn that a common household chemical used to repel insects can kill your cat - and you may be surprised where you'll find it. Permethrin is used primarily as a broad spectrum insect repellant. Thanks to it's chemical m… more ›

Common Household Chemical Kills Cats
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Katie M.
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Katie M.
5 years ago

This is helpful information to know.

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Cindy C.
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Cindy C.
5 years ago

Good information...

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Izzypawprint
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Izzypawprint
5 years ago

Wow! Why isn't this more widely known? While all responsiblepet owners are careful about chemicals,I'm not sure many know about this.

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Laura  J.
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Laura J.
5 years ago

Most people remember to kid proof their houses but a lot of folks never even think of pet proofing.

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Renee  M.
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Renee M.
5 years ago

I try to avoid chemicals when I can, but never would have thought something for fleas/ticks in dogs would be so harmful to cats!

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natalie
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natalie
5 years ago

I hope most cat owners will receive this info.

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Jeff K.
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Jeff K.
5 years ago

Great information, we need all the help we can get protecting our pets.

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susie
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susie
5 years ago

I'm grateful I read this so I can be aware. Can't be too careful. susieall

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Buckking
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Buckking
5 years ago

I read labels as to not harm my animals and I try not to use things like this

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Sheryl J.
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Sheryl J.
5 years ago

Great article. I am always checking labels, if it can kill something you do not need a degree in science to figure out it is probably not good for pets!

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Lruder
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Lruder
5 years ago

We do have the house sprayed by professionals--I'll have to inquire what the product is that's used--despite there assurance it's safe.

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Edie Jo N.
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Edie Jo N.
5 years ago

Thanks. I didn't know all that

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EddieWayne
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EddieWayne
5 years ago

I'm always nervous when weh have to have house sprayed for insects. EVen though the extreminator says its safe. I will now ask him if it contains this ingredient.

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Jbobstep
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Jbobstep
5 years ago

Knew someone whose cat died because of a insect spray. The can even had on it that "no harm to animals".

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J O.
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J O.
5 years ago

Yikes! I avoided Advantix bc I didn't want this stuff on my dogs!

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Richard
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Richard
5 years ago

very important information thanks

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Michele C.
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Michele C.
5 years ago

This is IN YOUR FACE PROOF. Chemicals and insecticides can cause harm. Common sense would go a ong way here. Let's me more diligent with our furry valentines

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Chitown
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Chitown
5 years ago

I just checked the dog flea treatment I keep in the 'fridge and saw the permethrin ingredient and the warning not to use on cats. I wish I had some cat flea treatment on hand for comparison. This article makes me very chary of using chemicals on my pets.

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Rhonda T.
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Rhonda T.
5 years ago

I wonder about things like Bio spot. If this is a danger to cats, why wouldn't it be a danger to the dogs too. They even injest the stuff. Makes you wonder about the chemicals we use.

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HomePro
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HomePro
5 years ago

We never use these kinds of repellents for insects in the house because of their dangers. We try to go natural...for instance, cayenne pepper to get rid of ants.

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Jello1
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Jello1
5 years ago

Wow, we have some of these in the cabinet. Haven't used them for years, but now won't.

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Jessica T.
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Jessica T.
5 years ago

This is great to know, and I wish I had been given the information sooner, especially by my vet. I am so careful about chemicals and my pets. We even started buying specific cleaners, despite the price, to protect our dog.

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Tom F.
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Tom F.
5 years ago

This is really good information to know. I've always made sure my animals can't get into any household products, but I didn't know the cats should stay away from dogs for 72 hours after applying Frontline, Advantage, etc.

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Janet R.
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Janet R.
5 years ago

Good information to know and have.

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Elizabeth L.
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Elizabeth L.
5 years ago

We will all have to be careful what we use so our babies will be ok

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Ihatesnow
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Ihatesnow
5 years ago

We're always careful to keep the cats away from any chemicals. Try to avoid their use, in fact

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Melanie
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Melanie
5 years ago

I have not heard of this before and although I don't think these are products my cats would be exposed to in my household it is good information to keep in the back of my head.

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DEREKDEMANE
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DEREKDEMANE
5 years ago

Good info to know.

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Lee M.
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Lee M.
5 years ago

Oh my goodness. I am happy I read this article. There should be some kind of warning label on their products so that people are aware.

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VKiggins
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VKiggins
5 years ago

I am glad I looked at this article - you never know about over the counter products and their effects on the entire household. Hope they add this to their warning label

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Terry F.
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Terry F.
5 years ago

Am I glad I read this article! We have to use Bio-Spot on our dogs to keep the tips of their ears from getting some sort of mites. I would certainly hate for the kitten to get deathly ill just from being near them after it is applied.

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Allison M.
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Allison M.
5 years ago

Hmmm, interesting. Luckily I don't use any of these!

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Missy M.
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Missy M.
5 years ago

oh geez. what common household stuff can harm dogs???

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SJL78
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SJL78
5 years ago

exactly. scary story

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John H.
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John H.
5 years ago

Scary stuff.

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L.H.S.
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L.H.S.
5 years ago

Wow, this is great to know. Scary what they will put on the market these days.

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Heather E.
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Heather E.
5 years ago

Thanks for posting this! I knew not to ever use dog flea treatment on cats, but I did not know that cutter insect repellent was poisonous to cats. We use that when we are working in the yard. I will have to find something else ASAP!

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Stacy M.
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Stacy M.
5 years ago

that is good information I had no idea about this. There is some good info on this site.

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Tarogirl
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Tarogirl
5 years ago

I learned something today. Good article

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Veronica (Ronnie) G.
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Veronica (Ronnie) G.
6 years ago

Have to do your own research, even on flea collars. One would think flea collars would NOT be poisonous for your pet!! I am always aware that any insect repellant could be a danger to pets...and people!

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Cindy
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Cindy
6 years ago

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Brandy D.
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Brandy D.
6 years ago

You can use Skin So Soft from Avon for ants, spiders, and insect repellent I am an Avon rep my website is youravon.com/bdelchini if you would like to try it. It is NOT harmful to animals, we also use it on our horses for the flies.

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Sheryle T.
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Sheryle T.
6 years ago

I did not know this and am glad to get the information.

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Sarah  W.
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Sarah W.
6 years ago

that's scary..

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Morgan
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Morgan
6 years ago

I just bought K9 Advantix. Now I'm worried for my dog. Is there anything safe for any of us?

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Loosey
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Loosey
6 years ago

Very scary

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Womanintheshoe10
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Womanintheshoe10
6 years ago

thanks for the info, we have used Raid Ant and Roach killer for the ants we get every summer. we will be looking for a different product to use from now on.

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jan l.
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jan l.
6 years ago

Everyone should be made aware that the flea treatment for dogs is very dangerous to cats. I though most all of them had a warning on the package, but maybe not. Also we should be careful with all of our cleaning agents, they can be dangerous to pets as well as children.

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Anna
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Anna
6 years ago

Thats frightening!

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Alex J.
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Alex J.
6 years ago

how sad

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Catherine T.
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Catherine T.
6 years ago

Oops! Sorry--I was going to say that I am shocked by this and will spread the word to my sis and those I know who have kitties~

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