- Dec 11, 2012
I have read that some of you put sun block on your kitties, is this okay?
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No - Sunscreen is NOT safe for your cat. (Most if not all have Zinc Oxide - which can be poisonous to cats.) We have many threads on this subject as well. here is one http://www.sphynxlair.com/f34/all-terrain-petscreen-30-i-m-taking-action-8075/
p.s. - Sorry [MENTION=6165]lucylue[/MENTION] I changed your post title and moved your thread I wanted the title to be one which can be found easily and specific on the site about sunblock and also made it a "sticky" in our health section so it's right on top when entering that forum area. Thanks for bringing this up again!
I use an organic sunscreen for my cat and have never had any ill effects. Aloe Vera liquid extracted from the plant is NOT toxic to cats so long as there are no chemical additives such as alcohol, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate. But, do not let them gnaw on a household Aloe Vera plant as there is a difference. The liquid is fantastic for healing the digestive track, stimulating the immune system and acting as a natural anti-viral. It's been shown to increase the lifespan of cats with Feline Leukemia dramatically. It's also the carrier used for the emu oil in my cat's shampoo. It needs to be organic [preferably] and food grade (NOT the green gel junk you get from Meijer or Wal-Mart for human sunburns.)
This is a fantastic sunscreen I use for my cat (and dog, too!):
I hope your little one stays happy and sunburn free!
Straight from the aspca website list of plants toxic to cats and the aloe plant is on it! I do not recommend anyone using this on your cat or even having the plant in your home with a cat in it. (due to the fact they may eat it).
Please remember this is a opinion and always ask your vet before using anything on your sphynx that is not for cats!
Like I said in my post, the plant itself IS toxic to felines, however the juice extracted is not. There is a difference. Simply ask your vet or do a google search and you'll easily learn the difference between Aloe PLANTS and Aloe liquid EXTRACT.
Just stating that I would not and I would hope that no one else would put their cat in danger by risking the fact that this is from the same plant that could cause harm to a cat.
Aloe is also toxic to cats and is in a lot of human baby products.