All men with cats I need advice.

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    Feb 17, 2008 10:23 AM GMT
    I don't know if this is healthy for him but a white rose i recieved on v-day started to wilt today so i decided to take it and use the petals to bathe in because of all the great things i have heard about rose petals and skin care. Well anyway after i finish up my bath the cat always jumps in and licks the water for some reason...BTW I don't bathe for cleanliness i bathe to relax... Anyways today was unique because my cat jumped into the bathtub as he usually does and this time started to eat all of the white rose petals...Is this ok for him Is it possibly good for him too? I don't know and i know this is probably an unusual situation but hopefully somebody might know about this. I know cat's are not as dumb as dogs when it comes to eating but i still wanted to double check.
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    Feb 17, 2008 11:05 AM GMT
    lions eat grass sometimes. it's true icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 17, 2008 2:14 PM GMT
    I don't know about for cats, but I do know that rose petals are perfectly safe fore humans to eat. Best way to get a good answer search Google, or call your vet.
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    Feb 17, 2008 2:34 PM GMT
    Wost case scenario is that he throws them up in the middle of the night and you step in it the next morning.
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    Feb 17, 2008 2:35 PM GMT
    Should be no problem for the cat - they are pretty good at choosing their food. They will also eat grass when not feeling well to deliberatly make themselves sick and clear out the system. Watch him - but dont worry about him
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    Feb 17, 2008 3:16 PM GMT
    Alexander89 saidI don't know if this is healthy for him but a white rose i recieved on v-day started to wilt today so i decided to take it and use the petals to bathe in because of all the great things i have heard about rose petals and skin care. Well anyway after i finish up my bath the cat always jumps in and licks the water for some reason...BTW I don't bathe for cleanliness i bathe to relax... Anyways today was unique because my cat jumped into the bathtub as he usually does and this time started to eat all of the white rose petals...Is this ok for him Is it possibly good for him too? I don't know and i know this is probably an unusual situation but hopefully somebody might know about this. I know cat's are not as dumb as dogs when it comes to eating but i still wanted to double check.


    Here is our (ASPCA) list of toxic plants, you can also contact us at napcc@aspca.org with specific questions. (we run the nation's poison control center for animals)
    Hope this helps.


    Toxic Plants

    This list contains plants that have been reported as having systemic effects on animals and/or intense effects on the gastrointestinal tract.

    Please note that the information contained in our plant lists is not meant to be all-inclusive, but rather a compilation of the most frequently encountered plants. For more information, contact us at napcc@aspca.org. Please note: Our email is not monitored 24/7, and should never be used to contact us with cases of suspected animal poisoning or other time-sensitive issues. If you think that your animal is ill or may have ingested a poisonous substance, contact your local veterinarian or our 24-hour emergency poison hotline directly at 1-888-426-4435.

    A
    - Aloe
    - Amaryllis
    - Andromeda Japonica
    - Asian Lily (Liliaceae)
    - Asparagus Fern
    - Australian Nut
    - Autumn Crocus
    - Avocado
    - Azalea

    B
    - Bird of Paradise
    - American Bittersweet
    - European Bittersweet
    - Branching Ivy
    - Buckeye
    - Buddist Pine

    C
    - Caladium
    - Calla Lily
    - Castor Bean
    - Ceriman (aka Cutleaf Philodendron)
    - Charming
    Diffenbachia
    - Chinaberry Tree
    - Chinese Evergreen
    - Christmas Rose
    - Clematis
    - Cordatum
    - Corn Plant (aka Cornstalk Plant)
    - Cornstalk Plant (aka Corn Plant)
    - Cutleaf Philodendron (aka Ceriman)
    - Cycads
    - Cyclamen

    D
    - Daffodil
    - Day Lily
    - Devil's Ivy
    - Dumb Cane
    - Deadly Nightshade (See Nightshade)

    E
    - Easter Lily
    - Elephant Ears
    - Emerald Feather (aka Emerald Fern)
    - Emerald Fern (aka Emerald Feather)
    - English Ivy

    F
    - Fiddle-Leaf Philodendron
    - Flamingo Plant
    - Florida Beauty
    - Foxglove
    - Fruit Salad Plant

    G
    - Glacier Ivy
    - Gladiolas
    - Glory Lily
    - Gold Dieffenbachia
    - Gold Dust Dracaena
    - Golden Pothos
    - Green Gold Nephthysis

    H
    - Hahn's self branching English Ivy
    - Heartleaf Philodendron
    - Heavenly Bamboo
    - Holly
    - Horsehead Philodendron
    - Hurricane Plant
    - Hyacinth
    - Hydrangea

    I
    - Iris

    J
    - Japanese Show Lily
    - Japanese Yew (aka Yew)
    - Jerusalem Cherry

    K
    - Kalanchoe

    L
    - Lace Fern
    - Lacy Tree
    - Lily of the Valley

    M
    - Macadamia Nut
    - Madagascar Dragon Tree
    - Marble Queen
    - Marijuana
    - Mauna Loa Peace Lily (aka Peace Lily)
    - Mexican Breadfruit
    - Mistletoe "American"
    - Morning Glory
    - Mother-in-Law

    N
    - Narcissus
    - Needlepoint Ivy
    - Nephthytis
    - Nightshade

    O
    - Oleander
    - Onion
    - Orange Day Lily

    P
    - Panda
    - Peace Lily (aka Mauna Loa Peace Lily)
    - Philodendron Pertusum
    - Plumosa Fern
    - Precatory Bean

    Q
    - Queensland Nut

    R
    - Red Emerald
    - Red Lily
    - Red-Margined Dracaena (aka Straight-Margined Dracaena)
    - Red Princess
    - Rhododendron
    - Ribbon Plant (Dracaena sanderiana)
    - Rubrum Lily

    S
    - Saddle Leaf Philodendron
    - Sago Palm
    - Satin Pothos
    - Schefflera
    - Spotted Dumb Cane
    - Stargazer Lily
    - Striped Dracaena
    - Sweetheart Ivy
    - Swiss Cheese Plant

    T
    - Taro Vine
    - Tiger Lily
    - Tomato Plant
    - Tree Philodendron
    - Tropic Snow Dumbcane
    - Tulip

    V
    - Variable Dieffenbachia
    - Variegated Philodendron

    W
    - Warneckei Dracaena
    - Wood Lily

    Y
    - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
    - Yew (aka Japanese Yew)
    - Yucca



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    Feb 17, 2008 3:45 PM GMT
    Sedative14 saidlions eat grass sometimes. it's true icon_razz.gif


    My cat eats grass al the time too icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 17, 2008 5:43 PM GMT
    Rose petals are safe.

    Cats eat grass for the roughage. It helps digestion and to cough up fur balls.
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    Feb 17, 2008 6:05 PM GMT
    Alex,

    Is you pussy doing this........

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    Feb 17, 2008 7:04 PM GMT
    MikePhil saidAlex,

    Is you pussy doing this........

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    yes he is. I used to think dogs were the only ones that did that.
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    Feb 17, 2008 7:12 PM GMT
    thanks guys. My cat hasn't had any bad reactions to the rose petals so i am guessing that they must be fine for him. I'm half thinking of making him a salad now.icon_lol.gif Me thinks he's turning into a bunny. or a Cabbit!!!



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    Feb 17, 2008 7:32 PM GMT
    Alexander89 said
    ...I'm half thinking of making him a salad now.icon_lol.gif


    I would advise against such action.

    I worked in a veterinarian's office for approximately three years, back when I wanted to be a vet, and I've seen owners do some funny, sad, and idiotic things to their beloved pets.

    There was thins one owner who insisted on feeding her cat a high vegetable diet. Bad idea.

    Cats, in general, have evolved to have short digestive systems designed specifically for the digestion of meat.

    The owners home-designed cat food diet resulted in her cat being blind (the poor kitty didn't have the proper amino acids for normal development).

    But, in regards to your original question, your cat will be fine. Your cat will most likely pass the rose petals quickly (due to their short digestive tract).

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    Feb 18, 2008 7:27 AM GMT
    Dom't worry I'm not seriously going to be giving him salad. but maybe a little garnish on his cat food and whatever meat i give him off my breakfast or dinner plate might not be the worst idea ever.icon_razz.gif