Is the house safe for kitty?
March 23, 2009 10:23 AM Subscribe
A friend of mine is interested in getting a cat, but is wondering how safe it is because they have been putting out poison for a mice infestation. Suggestions and thoughts?
posted by Gor-ella to Pets & Animals (7 answers total)
What we would like to avoid is the cat getting poisoned, particularly by eating mice that have seemingly been unaffected by poison for months. Google says secondary poisoning is possible and reading about it made my blood run cold. My questions are: how likely is this to happen? Is it inadvisable to get a cat? What strategies can people suggest to provide a safe environment for kitty?
My thoughts so far included: cleaning up all the poison that has been put out, waiting a period of time between last poisoning and introducing the cat, and not letting the cat eat mice if it catches any.