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  • <h4 class="dechead">On One Hand: Aloe is Toxic to Cats

    Aloe and cats just don't mix. Aloe causes cats to develop intestinal problems, vomiting, depression, anxiety, tremors, and it can even change the color of their urine. Even using topical aloe vera on cats is dangerous because of the likelihood of ingestion.

    On the Other: There are Many Alternatives to Aloe

    Instead of using aloe vera on a kitten, consider using a antibiotic ointment or a calendula salve to to promote healing. Antibiotic ointment will prevent infection and like aloe, calendula soothes irritated skin and promotes healing.

    Bottom Line

    If your kitten is injured it is best to flush the wound with water to remove debris. Then, clean the wound with a mild soap and cover it loosely with gauze.

    Source:

    ASPCA: Aloe

    Native Remedies: Pet Alive Wound Care

    "Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Heath for Cats and Dogs" Richard H. Pitcairn, DVM, PhD

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