Quiz: Is This Dangerous For My Cat?

So many things can put our precious cats in danger, it’s important to know about them all. Think you know all that you need to about cat safety? Test yourself with this quick 10 question quiz and see how you score. Don’t forget to share the results with your friends so that they can take the test too and see how they measure up.

27 comments on “Quiz: Is This Dangerous For My Cat?

tuxedocat418 September 29, 2019
nice
tuxedocat418 September 29, 2019
nice
Mamanyt1953 September 16, 2019
MistyRino said:
100%! Nice to know I'm not thinking wrong, :coolcat: BUT, I do think cat's SHOULD hunt, maybe not EAT it, though. Like, don't let your cat go on and eat a mouse, go ahead and buy a fake toy mouse and let the cat play with it, (duh) BUT I would have to say, maybe feeding them something a little REAL wise, not like canned up cat food or bagged pellets. Maybe buying some uncooked tuna or something like it made for cats, and letting them eat some, BUT not too much, I would say, though, to make sure your cat is safe, check to make sure the FOOD is safe, of course, it can be risky to let your cat go eat raw food, or hunt, so I'd recommend just being on the safe side, you know, your cat COULD be bitten BY the prey, so stay safe little kitties! :catface: Sorry if made NO since, but let's hope I did.:bicolorcat:
I get what you are saying, that their instinct to hunt is natural, and it seems a shame to prevent them from doing so. AND, there are some very clever feeder toys on the market that allow them to "hunt" cat food in the safety of their own home. Best of BOTH worlds!
tarasgirl06 September 10, 2019
MistyRino said:
100%! Nice to know I'm not thinking wrong, :coolcat: BUT, I do think cat's SHOULD hunt, maybe not EAT it, though. Like, don't let your cat go on and eat a mouse, go ahead and buy a fake toy mouse and let the cat play with it, (duh) BUT I would have to say, maybe feeding them something a little REAL wise, not like canned up cat food or bagged pellets. Maybe buying some uncooked tuna or something like it made for cats, and letting them eat some, BUT not too much, I would say, though, to make sure your cat is safe, check to make sure the FOOD is safe, of course, it can be risky to let your cat go eat raw food, or hunt, so I'd recommend just being on the safe side, you know, your cat COULD be bitten BY the prey, so stay safe little kitties! :catface: Sorry if made NO since, but let's hope I did.:bicolorcat:
Actually a high quality tinned food is best for cats according to many experts and all of the cats in my life. These foods are formulated with the proper amounts of nutrients and vitamins cats require for a long and healthy life. And caring experts absolutely advocate for cats to be indoors only. A secure catio or cat-fenced yard is okay, or walking your cat on a cat harness and leash if necessary (though I wouldn't do the latter in any urban location or any environment where ticks, fleas, and worms exist).
British Girls October 16, 2018
Beth1991 said:
100% yay!! I don't give my cats tap water though.
Yeah...me neither.
British Girls October 16, 2018
100%
Beth1991 July 26, 2018
100% yay!! I don't give my cats tap water though.
tarasgirl06 October 30, 2017
It's very upsetting to see so many posts by people who are either ignorant or careless, or both, of their cats' safety. The risks of letting cats roam outside should be obvious to everyone: cars, larger animals, sociopathic people, poisonous plants/substances being just a few. NEVER let your cats roam outside! Caring, responsible people keep their cats indoors with plenty of enrichments so they will live happy, healthy, SAFE lives. And it IS absolutely our responsibility to keep those in our care safe, just as people should if they have children, elders, or otherwise vulnerable ones in their care.
SeventhHeaven October 30, 2017
Risky to allow your cats to eat prey, if it eats a mouse or bites into a rat that just ate poison put out by neighbors your cat becomes so ill they may not make it! Indoor cats don't need to be overweight or suffer from inactivity it just requires some time, commitment to leash walk go on little journeys once in awhile.
bella_melrick_ragdollcats September 4, 2017
sane_cat_lady said:
I actually think that killing and eating a pray is what cat do... even indoor cats need simulated hunt for mental well being. Nature obviously provided cats with the body and mind to be hunters,if it was dangerous how can the success of the specie and number of cats out there would be justified? Cats are natural born killers, to want to change their basic nature is not loving them.
I agree, it will also strengthen their immune system.
Galixy August 24, 2017
sane_cat_lady said:
I actually think that killing and eating a pray is what cat do... even indoor cats need simulated hunt for mental well being. Nature obviously provided cats with the body and mind to be hunters,if it was dangerous how can the success of the specie and number of cats out there would be justified? Cats are natural born killers, to want to change their basic nature is not loving them.
i agree
sane_cat_lady August 21, 2017
I actually think that killing and eating a pray is what cat do... even indoor cats need simulated hunt for mental well being. Nature obviously provided cats with the body and mind to be hunters,if it was dangerous how can the success of the specie and number of cats out there would be justified? Cats are natural born killers, to want to change their basic nature is not loving them.
Galixy August 21, 2017
Um hunting prey is actually good for cats and you should always let your cat enjoy the hunt because it gives them exercise and they should NOT be coped up in a house all day this could lead to laziness and heart problems my cat i just say eat a whole rabbit yesterday and she is fine and she loves it outside. Tap water is really safe for cats they can really drink anything. My cat would rather drink out of a muddy puddle than have fresh water. Where are you getting your info?
anankee August 9, 2017
Noticed a lot of people disagree with the statement about tap water being safe, but they did follow it by saying if it's safe for people it is safe for cats. Therefore if your tap water is not safe for you , it is not safe for kitty either
KittyDolanTREWTH August 8, 2017
Phew! I'm glad u can't spread sickness 2 cats by sneezing or coughing on them, cuz I LUV my kitties:lovecat::kneading:!!
IndyJones July 8, 2017
gitabooks said:
The only one I don't agree with is the tap. But that is only because our tap is SOO gross. People can't drink from it, dogs can't, cats can't. It actually smells like metal sometimes. Also, some chemicals they add to water are dangerous such as Flouride and Chlorine.
I live in Canada but I only give my guys filtered water I started doing this when the vet was concerned about Hector's kidneys found that the filtered water was so much better I got a multi stage under the sink filter system it is better for all of us I think. The city water smells like a public pool unfiltered it also leaves a brown stain on everything and corrodes plumbing with lime.
splasha1 July 7, 2017
gitabooks said:
The only one I don't agree with is the tap. But that is only because our tap is SOO gross. People can't drink from it, dogs can't, cats can't. It actually smells like metal sometimes. Also, some chemicals they add to water are dangerous such as Flouride and Chlorine.
Twice a year, here in South Florida they flush the pipes with an Ammonia based chemical that stinks like Chlorine like they used to use. So last year I tested the tap water with my swimming pool test kit and it registered way over the top scale for Chlorine, in which case the test kit says not safe to swim in. I called the Broward County Utilities Company and asked them why the water had a smell and they explained the pipes were being flushed but, "it was perfectly safe to drink." I thin explained that I tested with my pool kit and asked them how it was not safe to swim in but they say safe to drink. The conversation ended. So NO, I do not believe tap water is safe here and totally disagree with whoever posted this quiz. I've since purchased an under sink water filter system.
raysmyheart June 18, 2017
I like this quiz and think it gets you thinking about things around the house and outdoors that could cause harm. The thing about the lilies makes me verify any houseplants I might bring in.
raysmyheart June 16, 2017
Several years ago, I had the flu and was bedridden for a week. My Speedy slept by my side throughout the whole ordeal. That was the best medicine I could have. I am glad cats can be there when we are ill. I can't keep any type of elastic, hair band around because Speedy loves them. I am really careful, I don't want her to get a blockage. I also have a container to dispose of my used dental floss in the medicine cabinet. I think the floss could cause a blockage too. I am just worried that she might pull it from the waste basket otherwise.
IndyJones June 16, 2017
gitabooks said:
The only one I don't agree with is the tap. But that is only because our tap is SOO gross. People can't drink from it, dogs can't, cats can't. It actually smells like metal sometimes. Also, some chemicals they add to water are dangerous such as Flouride and Chlorine.
We did the annual water test through the city. They said it was safe to drink brush teeth boil etc. But it smell like eggs all the time so the animals wouldn't drink it. We also couldn't wash the car with it because it left marks on the windows.
Anne June 16, 2017
gitabooks said:
The only one I don't agree with is the tap. But that is only because our tap is SOO gross. People can't drink from it, dogs can't, cats can't. It actually smells like metal sometimes. Also, some chemicals they add to water are dangerous such as Flouride and Chlorine.
That's why the answer in the quiz says that IF the tap water is safe for humans, it's safe for cats.
Kat0121 June 16, 2017
gitabooks said:
The only one I don't agree with is the tap. But that is only because our tap is SOO gross. People can't drink from it, dogs can't, cats can't. It actually smells like metal sometimes. Also, some chemicals they add to water are dangerous such as Flouride and Chlorine.
We used to have well water and I hated it. It smelled so bad. We used to have gallon bottles that we would refill from the Culligan water machine at Wal Mart. I think it's about .25- .30 a gallon. Something like that.
IndyJones June 16, 2017
gitabooks said:
The only one I don't agree with is the tap. But that is only because our tap is SOO gross. People can't drink from it, dogs can't, cats can't. It actually smells like metal sometimes. Also, some chemicals they add to water are dangerous such as Flouride and Chlorine.
We only used the well water for plants and the lawn, interestingly the well was shared by two properties haven't seen another shared well outside of the communal ones in Africa before.
gitabooks June 16, 2017
gitabooks said:
The only one I don't agree with is the tap. But that is only because our tap is SOO gross. People can't drink from it, dogs can't, cats can't. It actually smells like metal sometimes. Also, some chemicals they add to water are dangerous such as Flouride and Chlorine.
Yeah, well water. It cleans dishes and laundry (sort of), that's about it. : )
IndyJones June 16, 2017
gitabooks said:
The only one I don't agree with is the tap. But that is only because our tap is SOO gross. People can't drink from it, dogs can't, cats can't. It actually smells like metal sometimes. Also, some chemicals they add to water are dangerous such as Flouride and Chlorine.
Well water? None of the pets would drink the well water at the other house city said it was safe but it had a bad smell to it like eggs.
tarasgirl06 June 15, 2017
I got the one about human sneezes and coughs wrong.
gitabooks June 15, 2017
The only one I don't agree with is the tap. But that is only because our tap is SOO gross. People can't drink from it, dogs can't, cats can't. It actually smells like metal sometimes. Also, some chemicals they add to water are dangerous such as Flouride and Chlorine.

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