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Does osmanthus affect cats?

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This article is provided by Veterinarian Dr. Ethan Carter
Osmanthus generally does not have much impact on cats. But owners also need to pay attention, because cats have a very sensitive sense of smell and the fragrance of osmanthus is relatively strong, so many cats do not like osmanthus and may even sneeze frequently. In addition, some cats may eat sweet-scented osmanthus out of curiosity. If their intestines are sensitive, they may also experience vomiting, diarrhea, etc. Therefore, if conditions permit, it is recommended that owners should not let cats come into contact with osmanthus.

1. Because cats’ sense of smell is very sensitive, cats will not like any smell that irritates their noses, and osmanthus is a very fragrant flower, so after smelling the fragrance of osmanthus, cats may The phenomenon of sneezing and being stimulated by fragrance for a long time may cause chronic respiratory diseases.

2. Osmanthus fragrans does not contain a lot of nutrients, and it does not have much benefit to the cat's body, so it is better not to eat osmanthus fragrans frequently or in large amounts to cats. It is okay if you only eat a little occasionally.

3. Although sweet-scented osmanthus is non-toxic to cats, flowers such as lilies, daffodils, and honeysuckle are poisonous to cats. Ingestion of osmanthus will cause vomiting, diarrhea and other poisoning symptoms in cats. Therefore, Do not let cats come into contact with those flowers at will, let alone plant them at home.