It is important to remember that just because something is good for you, it does not mean that is also good for your cat. Below are just a few examples of common harmful substances for cats. Remember that it is not a complete list. Whenever introducing something new to your household or to your pet it is a good idea to do some research to make sure it is safe for your furry friend.
- Essential Oils
- Peppermint, Lemon, Lavender, Melaleuca, Tea Tree, Cinnamon Bark, Wintergreen, Thyme, and Birch
Essential oils can have many healing effects mentally, physically, and emotionally for people. With essential oils and diffusers becoming more popular, it is import check and see whether or not the oils you are using are safe for your cat. Toxicity can occur quickly in cats, and the liver is the organ that is most often affected. Certain essential oils can be harmful for cats if they are ingested, applied to the skin, or inhaled by you cat.
Ahhh! Spring break is finally right around the corner. That stretch from winter break until now always seems to drag and take the longest. But who cares now that we’re in the two-week count down! Assuming you plan on taking a trip to somewhere warm and tropical, there are probably many things on your mind that you MUST pack. Whether it be the new suit you just got, or the awesome Rayband sunglasses, it sure is important to be stylin’ and profilin’ this spring break. Not so fast. Before you zip up that suit case, make sure you have a couple important items in there: sun screen, lotion, and more sun screen.
Protecting your skin from the sun should be one of the things on the top of your priority list. Although you may want that glow from being “kissed by the sun”, it may not be worth the side effects. UV rays break down the different skin layers on our body, and if it reaches the inner layer, the dermis, it will do damage to your skin or as we know it, sun burn. Who wants to ruin a trip with friends or family due to irritated, red, and itchy skin- NO ONE. With that said, there are many different actions you can take in order to prevent this from happening: