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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 06:21 PM
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One of my cats just ate about 10 sunflower seeds (w/o shells)
Any reason to worry?
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 06:27 PM
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1. A quck google search does not reveal any problems...
I'll keep looking and let you know if I find anything.
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 06:38 PM
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6. thank you!
I didn't see anything when I googled, either, but I don't always trust my results....
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 06:29 PM
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2. no....
No worries-- sunflower seeds are just fine. Cats eat them all the time, but usually repackaged as song birds....
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 06:30 PM
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4. ...
:spank:
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 06:37 PM
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5. lol
yes, unfortunately, I know.
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Madrone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 06:47 PM
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10. LOL!
THAT, my friend, was a fabulous display of wit if ever I've seen one. :thumbsup:
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 06:30 PM
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3. This link says sunflower plants are safe for cats...
so I would assume no problems with the seeds.

http://www.siliconhell.com/madcat/facts.htm
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 06:39 PM
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7. OK, excellent
I appreciate your help, philboy! Was hoping I didn't have to race to the vet's office....
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 06:42 PM
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8. You're welcome!
To put your mind at ease, you may just want to ring your vet in the morning to confirm.

This might be a good place to remind people that grapes and raisins can be poisonous to dogs.
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Kucinich4America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 06:46 PM
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9. Sounds like a smart cat.

"...now that I have sunflower seeds on my breath, a bird will smell them and just walk right into my mouth...."
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 06:58 PM
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12. That is an awesome photo.
Is that yours?

That is such an adorable cat, and I love that look. :)
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 06:57 PM
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11. You might have a slightly stronger smelling litter box
as those seeds clean him/her out. :P
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 07:01 PM
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13. oooh, stinky
we already have one cat whose poo just smells atrocious all the time. Vet says nothing is wrong with her, she might just have a sensitive digestive system. Not looking forward to another one that makes my eyes water....
oh well, as long as she's OK!


How're you doing, ThomCat?
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 07:04 PM
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14. I can't thank you enough!
I'm doing very, very well. Natalia is awesome! :)

If I could dance, I would be dancing in my living room enjoying my wonderfully clean and neat apartment!
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 07:34 PM
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15. good! I'm so happy to hear
Natalia has been able to help you! I wasn't sure how it was all working out (or if it was)... Hooray!
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 08:07 PM
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16. Once left a bag of fenegreek seeds for a friend who wasn't home
She said the cats got into the seeds and noshed a lot. They LOVED them. I guess cats are not the total carnivores we thought.

The seeds contain vital fats. Kitty probably knew that was good for the system.
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