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! SALT LAMP WARNING !

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by 3moggies, Jul 3, 2019.


  1. 3moggies

    3moggies PetForums Junior

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    Not sure if everyone has seen this but the more people know the more cats could be saved from this.

    I know there may be some who already know the dangers about the lamps but this is news to me :eek: !
    I don’t own a salt lamp but I definitely won’t own one now.

    https://www.facebook.com/190921737749656/posts/1155021034673050?s=100001221980088&sfns=mo

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www....early-KILLED-licking-Himalayan-salt-lamp.html

    I’ve posted two links as I’m not sure which of them will work. I know the “daily fail” isn’t the most favourable but it has all the information.
     
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  2. chillminx

    chillminx PetForums VIP

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    Thanks for the warning.:) The health benefits of those lamps for humans are apparently questionable. ;)
     
  3. mrs phas

    mrs phas take a chill pill and reeelaaax

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    slightly over egging the pudding there
    its not salt lamps that are the problem
    but
    SALT
    in general
    lets have the reality of the story, not the fake media rumour mongering
    of course its sensible to keep and eye on ANY animal when theres salt around
    but the important point is
    SALT is the killer, not himalayan salt lamps
     
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  4. mrs phas

    mrs phas take a chill pill and reeelaaax

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    agreed,
    i have several in different forms because i like them
    not for any pseudo health benefits, marketed by snake oil salesmen
     
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  5. 3moggies

    3moggies PetForums Junior

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    I can see how it may be scaremongering by the media but it is frightening to read that this poor cat suffered.
     
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  6. huckybuck

    huckybuck Feline Forum Fashionista

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    Didn’t know what they were (whoops) but now I do, thank you for the heads up!!

    Mine would def try to lick that - they adore salt!! And I don’t know whether I’d have realised the potential danger.
     
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  7. mrs phas

    mrs phas take a chill pill and reeelaaax

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    totally agree
    i just find it a bit
    elephants are grey
    but
    not all grey things are elephants

    the clue re the lamps is in the name
     
  8. lorilu

    lorilu PetForums VIP

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    The lamp is the killer if that's what the cat is licking, to her death.

    Warning against salt, without warning against the lamps is not an adequate warning.

    Warning against the lamps is not scaremongering it is informing people of a very real danger, many have never given thought to, until it is too late..
     
  9. MissMiloKitty

    MissMiloKitty PetForums VIP

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    Some people may not even know that the lamp is covered in salt. One might buy it because it's pretty and not realise that it is literally a salt lamp.
     
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  10. popcornsmum

    popcornsmum Popcorn relaxing!

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    I think the warning of salt in general too is important like making things from salt dough or using home made play dough! also needs a warning because after seeing Popcorn start licking and head rubbing my home made Halloween salt dough pumpkins that was enough for me to chuck them!
     
  11. mrs phas

    mrs phas take a chill pill and reeelaaax

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    This is what I mean
    Warning about the lamps make it seem like only the lamps are a hazard
    It salt in general that's the hazard, anywhere and everywhere

    @MissMiloKitty , the lamps aren't covered in salt, they are literally pink lumps of salt (which i suppose does mean they're covered in salt too, my bad)Some believe that the ions emitted by the pink lumps of salt, when heated by the bulb within, somehow improve your health and wellbeing, me? Not so much
     
  12. Willow_Warren

    Willow_Warren PetForums VIP

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    I had never heard of a salt lamp either!

    I guess some people wouldn't realise they are actually salt.

    Don't suppose people normally have lumps of salt lying around otherwise! Believe similar warning have been issued in relation to salting or roads...
     
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    I didn’t know were salt lamps were either! Duh! Lol! Wouldn’t want one anyway. :)
     
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  14. mrs phas

    mrs phas take a chill pill and reeelaaax

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    Although i stand by my comments, i would like to offer an apology if i came across as a little arsey
    I really and truly, did not realise so many people wouldnt have known that salt lamps contain/are made from, salt
    As we all know, too much salt is a problem for all animals, including humans, so better to be educated, and forewarned, in regard to possible hidden dangers
     
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  15. sandy-cat

    sandy-cat PetForums Senior

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    I do worry that someone buying a Himalayan salt lamp may not realise that it is literally made of salt.

    I have one. So far Sandy has shown zero interest. It's in a room which I shut the cats out of unless I'm in there with them. I do appreciate the warning as Fili is a little daft. I wouldn't have expected a cat to lick the salt lamp, in all honesty, but only because Sandy never has.
     
  16. Dogwood1

    Dogwood1 May_the_dog be_with_you.

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    Too much whiskey in the pudding there.
    It's not SALT that is the problem
    but
    HIGH SODIUM LEVELS
    in general
    let's have the truth, not the fake poopy head leakages
    of course it's sensible to keep an eye on ANY animal when there's any source of sodium around
    but the important point is
    HIGH SODIUM LEVELS are the killer, not salt.
     
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  17. MissMiloKitty

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    Most people on here are well aware of the dangers of Sodium.
    The point here is that not everyone realises that this lamp is made of salt and
    Cats are attracted to salt.
     
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    Another person who's never heard of them here.

    They look like a lump I had on my desk when I used to send out the gritters :D
     
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    I had these before i got Bobbie she does not bother with them at all 1562410199714272686181.jpg 1562410240726803653834.jpg
     
  20. lorilu

    lorilu PetForums VIP

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    Are they "salt lamps"? If so, you should remove them from your cat having any access. The fact that she's left them alone so far does not mean she won't at some point decide to try a lick. And once she does she may continue.

    You just never know when a cat may decide to take an interest.

    Are they really worth the risk?
     
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