So here’s what I learned about cats and candles.

Not much.

 

Thanks to those of you that responded to my candle/plug-in harmful to cats question, I feel a little less clueless in my lack of knowledge. No one has really heard of anything.

There’s a new “halloween” catwang. Couldn’t help myself.

I had to take Taco for his laser pew pew pew vet visit today, so I figured I’d ask while I was there (after gushing over the 3 black kittens waiting for homes in the waiting area! Holy crap, they were SO cute. GAWD I love black cats).

HOW CUTE is this lil guy? Jason said no. I’m not sure why, because he saw them when he took Taco for his pew pew pew last week. You can’t say no to that face!

The receptionist had NEVER heard of it before, so she went back and asked the vet and vet techs…also nothing. And this is an all-cat vet, so I would assume that the field of knowledge relating directly to cats would be more vast than that of an all-around vet. There is apparently something about cats not agreeing with pine and cedar oil, but nothing about the livers and their lack of metabolizing aromas.

 

So I’m going to keep my Bath and Body Works plug-ins. Even though I’m not overly fond of the one in the living room currently, and my kitchen smells like a pancake. And  I only burn candles every once in awhile anyway.

 

Oh, she did tell me to check the website for Cornell University. I didn’t see anything about this topic, but there is a TON of kitty info there. Who can’t use that?

One last kitten pic! Sorry for the blurry, the silly kid wouldn’t stop moving. Funny how all that exuberance is so cute in a baby and not so much in the Taco. I mean, Taco really is just an adult-sized kitten.

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8 comments

  1. Boomdeeadda

    Awwwww, that little one is so dang cute. Of course I’m bias. Thanks for following up the plug in dilemma. If Cornell hasn’t posted, then I feel OK to continue using them.

  2. Yvonne

    I got to thinking about this candle/plug-in thing and I’m wondering if it has to do with residue in the air landing in the cats’ fur and them ingesting it during cleaning. Maybe? You know like how certain floor cleaners are dangerous when they walk on them and then lick their paws?

  3. Oldcat

    I’d think even the most money conscious business man will be concerned that a bunch of pet owners with dead cats will come and burn his factory down. Or dead toddlers, who also ingest things they aren’t supposed to.

    Granted, they could be caught by surprise by something new, but if the thing has been out a while it probably is safe enough unless your cat is guzzling from the bottle.

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