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Owner Of Cat That Nearly Died Explains Why It’s Terribly Dangerous To Own A Salt Lamp If You Have Pets
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Owner Of Cat That Nearly Died Explains Why It’s Terribly Dangerous To Own A Salt Lamp If You Have Pets

Most people know that chocolate is poisonous for dogs – even people without pets – but there are some dangers for pets out there that are way less known about. The same way expectant parents must baby-proof a house, pet owners know that there are certain household items that could get destroyed or be hazardous around their animals.

Well, pet owners should add Himalayan salt lamps to the list of these items to avoid after one woman shared the harrowing story of her cat’s near-death experience. The popular pink rocks are used as trendy decorations that people can put candles and lightbulbs inside of, but for cats, they can be deadly. Cat-owner Maddie Smith, from New Zealand, shared the consequences in a Facebook post that has since been shared by vet clinics, scroll down to read what happened.

Vets have warned cat-owners against purchasing Himalayan salt lamps – after one woman’s pet almost died

Image credits: RoseAvenueVet

Smith had awoken to find her cat, Ruby ‘walking really strangely’ and exhibiting odd behavior. At first, they thought she might just be chilly so they wrapped her up in blankets before leaving for their days. When they returned back home, they found not only had Ruby not gotten better – her condition had become drastically worse.

Image credits: RoseAvenueVet

Other pet owners were thankful to the woman for sharing her experience

 

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LSR
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3 years ago (edited)

"Thoughts and prayers"...U.S. people are like fucking parrots, repeating the same crap over and over.

Lana Jig-maker
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2 years ago

What's your point? What do you suggest be done instead? If one has energy to put forth a complaint, one has energy to look for a solution. So, you don't want people saying "thoughts and prayers", because to you it is not enough. Have you looked at it this way, for a remedy to a sickness to be discovered, it must start as a thought? Action, deed, and behavior begins with a thought. So who knows where a thought, and prayer could lead. Try to let those do what they can, until they can do more. Griping about it may be least helpful of all reactions.

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Melissa Nunya
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3 years ago

Just sent this to a friend with pets who was talking about getting one of these lamps. Appreciate the heads up ;)

it's me again
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3 years ago

My lamp turns into a melty mess in the humid summers of Pennsylvania. I donated it to a farmer friend who put it out as a salt lick for his yaks.

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LSR
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

"Thoughts and prayers"...U.S. people are like fucking parrots, repeating the same crap over and over.

Lana Jig-maker
Community Member
2 years ago

What's your point? What do you suggest be done instead? If one has energy to put forth a complaint, one has energy to look for a solution. So, you don't want people saying "thoughts and prayers", because to you it is not enough. Have you looked at it this way, for a remedy to a sickness to be discovered, it must start as a thought? Action, deed, and behavior begins with a thought. So who knows where a thought, and prayer could lead. Try to let those do what they can, until they can do more. Griping about it may be least helpful of all reactions.

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Melissa Nunya
Community Member
3 years ago

Just sent this to a friend with pets who was talking about getting one of these lamps. Appreciate the heads up ;)

it's me again
Community Member
3 years ago

My lamp turns into a melty mess in the humid summers of Pennsylvania. I donated it to a farmer friend who put it out as a salt lick for his yaks.

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