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Are Essential Oils in Household Products Safe For Your Cat?

Are Essential Oils in Household Products Safe For Your Cat?

Your all-natural approach may prove toxic.

Your new diffuser emits the calming scent of lavender, your counters and floors gleam from a cleanser suffused with the uplifting odor of peppermint, and you’re thinking of placing a diffuser in your house—maybe with the cheering scent of lemon. But did you know that products like these, all made pleasing with the aromas of essential oils that have taken off in consumer use, could be toxic to your cat, and in some cases even lead to life-threatening reactions?

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