Some cats are allergic to plastic | PoC
This is a cross post a to try and ensure that the information gets to a wider audience. We know, or at least most of us know, that plastic food bowls for pets can cause the condition described as “feline acne". This is not the acne with which humans are familiar but it is a skin condition. It may be due to an allergic reaction to the chemicals in the plastic in the feeding bowl.
In addition, and just as serious, is that sometimes specific chemicals in the plastic can leach out into the food poisoning the cat. This is a slow process as is an allergic reaction. Sometimes a cat will not be allergic to plastic for a very long time and then suddenly it happens. In addition, as I understand it, kittens and young adults do not form allergies until they are a little older and therefore a cat owner may be misled into believing that their cat is not allergic to plastic bowls when in fact they are.
I'd throw out plastic food and water bowls immediately. Ceramics are the best and they are still relatively cheap.
If you click on the link above I cover this subject in more detail. This is simply a short post to direct people to the link above, in essence.
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