Is a skink lizard poisonous to cats and if so, what variety of symptoms might one expect to see?

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It is unconfirmed that skinks are truely toxic to cats, but you will find that salamanders are toxic. Many of the Vets will say it is possible, when others disagree. The most common symptoms of poisoning can include excessive drooling, vomiting, seizures or walking as if they were drunk. If you suspect that the cat has been posioned whether by a skink or something else, then you need speak to your Vet asap to see what needs to be done.The most common skinks seen are are blue tail and five lined skinks. Like frogs and toads they do give off a horrible taste that will make an animal drool and foam if licked or eaten. Joan

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