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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:00 AM

 

A timely PSA for pet owners courtesy of the Mutts comic strip...



http://muttscomics.com/default.aspx

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Response to slackmaster (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:08 PM

1. I've never actually seen any published research that demonstrates chocolate

toxicity in cats. I think we just sort of assume it's the case, because of what we KNOW about it in dogs. It's probably best to ASSUME it's toxic to cats. But I don't think there's proof.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:34 PM

2. Consensus seems to be that it's less dangerous for cats than for dogs

 

My older cat is 15 and has hyperthyroidism (controlled with methimazole.) I wouldn't take a chance by feeding him any kind of stimulant. Plus giving a cat anything with a lot of sugar just seems wrong.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:58 PM

3. Exactly. Even if cats have ZERO trouble metabolizing theobromine,

there are plenty of other reasons not to give them chocolate, or any OTHER candy. Period.

So sayeth the woman who sat and watched last night, head in hands, while her young male cat repeatedly stole kernels of popcorn from a bowl, having completely given up trying to stop him. But at least no sugar was involved.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:45 PM

4. The problem with disciplining cats is that they're so damned funny, and cute.

 

Mine get away with all kinds of crap just by being cute.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:57 PM

5. Mine gets naughty when he wants attention. He has no idea how to

ask for it the normal way, lol. He just gets NAUGHTY and I feel compelled to reprimand him, and that's his attention.



Actually that's not quite true. He just climbed up into my lap and is getting some loving.

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Response to slackmaster (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:17 PM

6. I have been giving my Chihuahua sugar-free ice cream with sugar-free chocolate syrup

almost every night with no bad effect. It is probably because it is sugar-free.

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