How many times have you been woken up in the middle of the night to feel Fluffy licking the moisturizer or serum off your face, or licking your favorite body lotion off your arm or neck? For me, it’s been countless times! My beauty creams, lotions and serums are all Demeter Certified containing nourishing and harmless plant based ingredients, and are your cat faerie’s secret to timeless youth (ha ha!) which is the Martina Gebhardt shea butter line imported from Germany by Luise Peyton at www.eco-beauty.com. These luscious creams must be very tasty to my cats, and fortunately they are perfectly safe for them to lick off!
But there are ingredients proven lethal to cats and dogs often found in creams and lotions for pain and arthritis, or those specific for cancer patients. Those ingredients are NSAIDs – nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This class of drug includes aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen, the active ingredients found in most over-the-counter pain medications.
NSAIDs are known to be toxic for cats and dogs, causing death or kidney failure. If a skin product contains an NSAID and your cat or dog licks it off you, the results can be tragic.
We present you with two articles where you’ll see actual names of the cancer and pain creams which have killed cats and dogs when accidently ingested by licking them off their people.
If your cat or dog likes licking skin creams and lotions off you, it only makes sense to find out what is in them. Make sure the ingredients are safe and healthy for your little furry friends.