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Old 09-09-2007, 08:16 PM
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My cat ate some Fig Newtons! Should I worry?

Lame title, but says it all. When I got home tonight I discovered that one of my cats had eaten some Fig Newtons I'd been stupid enough to leave out. He seems to be okay, but I can't find any info on whether figs are bad for cats. Has he poisoned himself, or is he just going to have some very healthy litter box visits?
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Old 09-09-2007, 08:30 PM
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Lame title, but says it all. When I got home tonight I discovered that one of my cats had eaten some Fig Newtons I'd been stupid enough to leave out. He seems to be okay, but I can't find any info on whether figs are bad for cats. Has he poisoned himself, or is he just going to have some very healthy litter box visits?
As far as I know, the fruit of the fig and the fig of the newton are not toxic.
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Old 09-09-2007, 10:21 PM
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You should only worry if the furry ones sleep next to your pillow.
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Old 09-09-2007, 10:38 PM
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Yes, you should worry that from now on you'll need to hide the Fig Newtons.

Get a picture of the cat eating Fig Newtons and offer it to Nabisco for a price. Better yet, a video.
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Old 09-09-2007, 10:39 PM
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You should only worry if the furry ones sleep next to your pillow.
Shiva's way too active at night to allow him to stay in the bedroom, unfortunately. He tends to climb on things and knock things over.
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Old 09-09-2007, 10:53 PM
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The worst that'll happen to kitteh is that he will briefly be more "regular".
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Old 09-09-2007, 11:24 PM
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I Can Has Froot N Cakez?!
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Old 09-09-2007, 11:28 PM
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I Can Has Froot N Cakez?!
And you can scoop the box, too!

Seriously, I couldn't find info on whether figs were dangerous for cats, so it's a relief that it seems not to be. Thank you, all of you, for relieving my anxiety.

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Old 09-09-2007, 11:32 PM
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You'll be singing a different tune when Shiva's "Farts of Death" waft your way tonight.
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:00 AM
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Shiva's way too active at night to allow him to stay in the bedroom, unfortunately. He tends to climb on things and knock things over.
Living up to the name, eh?
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:12 AM
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Living up to the name, eh?
Earned it. As in, I named him that after he had displayed his natural talents in that direction.

One time, he knocked over a lamp in my bedroom and tripped the circuit breaker for the room.
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:13 AM
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I'm glad your kitty survived the experience - the only problem you will have now is trying to find a safe place to hide them! They're on the list of official cat treats now...
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:01 AM
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Get a picture of the cat eating Fig Newtons and offer it to Nabisco for a price. Better yet, a video.
God, no. Do we really want a lolcats-based ad campaign ("I can haz NewtonsTM!") infesting the nation? It could be Spongmonkeys all over again.
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:17 AM
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You'll be singing a different tune when Shiva's "Farts of Death" waft your way tonight.
I am become Death, the Farter of Worlds.
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:24 AM
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Iz tootin ur newton.
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:27 AM
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should I worry
yes--worry. worry a lot. Because now you will have to buy fig newtons every day for the next 10 years.
'Cause once he's had a fig newton, there ain't no goin' back to dry pellet chow.
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:29 AM
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I am become Death, the Farter of Worlds.
Hey, I thought that god hates figs.
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:32 AM
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God, no. Do we really want a lolcats-based ad campaign ("I can haz NewtonsTM!") infesting the nation? It could be Spongmonkeys all over again.
Seriously, it's going to happen. Get in there first.

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P.S. To the OP: my fat cat Cookie Monster ate some grapes once and she's fine. And chocolate. And she loves guacamole.
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:47 AM
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Food is usually kept in the fridge or in the pantry, because if it's left out Shiva will eat it. I just forgot to put these away, so it's my own fault the little furrball was able to get to them. And, David, he doesn't do this when I'm around to see him do it; 'cause then he wouldn't be able to do it, and he knows that.

For the record, he chewed through the plastic wrap and took a mighty *chomp* out of 2 cookies, and grazed a third. I think he must have decided he didn't like the taste, since that was all he ate.
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Old 09-10-2007, 11:27 AM
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Could be worse.

My bigger cat lurves him some jalapeno peppers.

Seriously.

Then he has Evil Wind. I can't even begin to adequately describe the emanations from his nether regions after he's had him some jalapeno peppers. It's disturbing.
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:05 PM
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Update

Almost 24 hours on, and the little moocher is apparently healthy.

Also, he is hungry again. But this time, the Fig Newtons are hidden away.
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:33 AM
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Is Shiva now just a regular cat?
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:51 AM
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I can eats figs
I can has mighty windz
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:09 PM
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Come back when Shiva has eaten the underside lining of the sofa.
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:30 PM
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Come back when Shiva has eaten the underside lining of the sofa.
*pained look*

Please don't encourage him. He really doesn't need new ideas.

And because I forgot earlier, here are my babies, uncharacteristically peaceful despite being close together. Shiva is the brown tabby on the left, Neko is the solid grey on the right.
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:57 PM
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Neko looks a HELL of a lot like Piper-Grace, the one who ate the lining. We had to staple old sheets over the bottoms of the living room furniture.
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