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ElGatoLoco

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Greetings fellow sphynx lovers,

I cleaned out ButterBall's litter box today. Got the toilet brush and soap and went to town. Afterward, I did some grocery shopping. I ran across some incense. I personally like the smell of incense so I thought I'd give it a try. ButterBall seems to like it too. Only time will tell with ButterStink though. Can't wait til he leaves one of those stinky messes. Maybe the incense is just the thing I'm looking for.

Anyone know of any dangers of having incense around kitty box? He can't get to it so burn shouldn't be a problem but I hope it doesn't affect their lounges. I don't think that amount of smoke would cause any significant damage and plus it's only occasionally that we need the incense.
 
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Hi ElGato,
I had a problem with incense years ago - my cat had asthma, and it triggered attacks for him so I never use it anymore. A quick google search didn't reveal an answer if it's safe for their lungs or not, but I do know that some essential oils are toxic to cats - even if just inhaled, so you should be careful which scent you use.
 
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Brooke is right. There is the risk of your baby having a reaction to the burning oils and it could create more problems than anything else. It would be more adviseable to use something in the litterbox that's already been predetermined to be safe for animals.

And there has been a link between smoke inhalation in animals and lung cancer. Thought you might wanna know that. I can tell you first hand I've seen quite a few cases, although most were owners that smoked inside the home--not just burned incense.
 
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