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Don’t believe all the memes!

Hey everyone, we at Garlic City Kitty Rescue want to address a concerning meme that's been circulating on social media recently. The meme suggests that cats can safely ingest seawater, but this is not true. As cat lovers and advocates for animal health and safety, we want to ensure that pet owners have accurate information to keep their furry friends safe.


It's important to understand that seawater contains high levels of salt, which can be toxic to pets in large quantities. When cats ingest seawater, it can cause dehydration and an electrolyte imbalance, leading to a range of symptoms, including vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, and even seizures.


We understand that cats may be more tolerant of certain things than other animals, but it's essential to remember that they are not immune to the dangers of saltwater. It's crucial to monitor your cat's access to seawater when visiting the beach or other bodies of water. Even a small amount of seawater can cause problems for your cat, so it's best to keep them away from the water's edge and ensure they have access to fresh drinking water at all times.


We want to emphasize that the meme circulating on social media suggesting that cats can safely ingest seawater is untrue and potentially harmful to cats. If you suspect that your cat has ingested seawater, contact your veterinarian immediately. Your veterinarian may recommend monitoring your cat's condition at home or suggest bringing them into the clinic for treatment, depending on the severity of the situation.


As always, the team at Garlic City Kitty Rescue is dedicated to providing accurate information to keep your pets happy and healthy. Stay safe out there, and give your cats an extra snuggle from us.

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