Would Treating the Carpet With Borax Make My Cats Sneeze?

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I recently treated my carpets with borax to eliminate fleas. Now 4 out of 7 of my cats are sneezing and seem to have a cold? I put it down and vacuumed it up within 24 hrs? I don't know if I should take them to vet. They are all still eating and the fluids they sneeze are clear.


By kim from NY

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November 11, 20100 found this helpful

I have seen several websites that say borax is toxic to cats, and can also be toxic to humans. Cats lick their paws and ingest the borax. I would not use it around children or pets, and would use with caution around adults.

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November 12, 20100 found this helpful

It sounds like they may have ingested some of the Borax into their lungs as well as their digestive system, so I would run, not walk, to the nearest vet.

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November 13, 20100 found this helpful

Go to your vet ASAP!

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