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Subject: Poison Ivy from Cats
Author: Ron
Date: 4/27/2003 12:08 pm
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Status: Approved
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We have several cats who love to sneak out of the house (they're quite good at it) and roam the backyard, the nearby woods & fields. Recently, my wife who is quite allergic to poison ivy, contracted it. We think she got it from one of the cats that returned with it on its fur.

I read in another post that dogs can carry on their fur and transfer it to humans. Am I correct in assuming cats can as well? If they can, can anyone suggest a way to stop it (a hosing down of the cats in the backyard won't work; and they continue to escape despite our best efforts).

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Poison Ivy from Cats (Approved)Ron4/27/2003 12:08 pm
  Re: Poison Ivy from Cats (Approved)Betsy Dunphy4/28/2003 9:57 am
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