Question: Is boric acid hazardous to pets?

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, poisoning can occur if a pet or human swallows powdered products containing the chemical. Chronic poisoning can happen when pets and humans are repeatedly exposed to boric acid. Symptoms of boric acid ingestion can range from vomiting and diarrhea to seizures.

Is it safe to use boric acid around pets?

Boric acid can cause vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite and weakness in cats. But boric acid is a hazardous substance that can endanger pets if its ingested or inhaled in significant amounts or over extended periods.

Will boric acid hurt cats?

Boric acid can cause vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite and weakness in cats. In severe cases, more often seen in young kittens, old cats or ill cats, it can depress the central nervous system, causing seizures or difficulty with coordination.

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