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How long ago did Ito eat the bay leaf?
20 + min ago
the emrgency vet says they aren't toxic
i've read otherwise
not sure what do believe
Hang on just a second, I'm looking something up on a vet site.
Ok, Bay leaves are not toxic to cats unless they eat a large amount of them. The same holds true for humans and forage animals, like cows and horses.
ok that's good to know
When I first started cooking on my own and threw in a couple bay leaves, I remembered my mom always telling me to take them out after cooking (the cookbook does, too). I thought maybe they were toxic, but my mom said no, it was that they had sharp edges that could potentially cut your tongue!
The only thing I would say is to watch Ito for any vomiting or diarrhea. Anything they eat, bay leaves or other plant leaves, can cause some stomach upset. It should be self-limiting, however.