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Experts reveal 13 things you should never do to your cat

INSIDER Logo By insider@insider.com (Sophia Mitrokostas) of INSIDER | Slide 4 of 14: Animal nutritionist with PurringPal and former veterinary technician Jaimee Alsing told Insider that yarn is an unsafe toy for cats. "Ingesting yarn or string can cause what veterinarians call a linear foreign body. Intestines become scrunched and knotted as they attempt to pass the yarn. This results in the death of sections of the intestines that must be surgically removed," said Alsing. Toys that have been certified as cat-safe are a far better option for feline fun. Consult your vet if you're unsure about the appropriateness of any of your pets' toys. 

Don't let your cat play with yarn or string.

Animal nutritionist with PurringPal and former veterinary technician Jaimee Alsing told Insider that yarn is an unsafe toy for cats. 

"Ingesting yarn or string can cause what veterinarians call a linear foreign body. Intestines become scrunched and knotted as they attempt to pass the yarn. This results in the death of sections of the intestines that must be surgically removed," said Alsing. 

Toys that have been certified as cat-safe are a far better option for feline fun. Consult your vet if you're unsure about the appropriateness of any of your pets' toys. 

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