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Old 04-13-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Hello Everyone,

My husband and I will be moving to Florida just a little over a year and I'm wondering if the spiders will bite and kill/poison my cats if they corner them? If they do get bit, is there any 24 hr vets? I'm worried from what I've been researching. Any information about Florida will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

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Old 04-13-2008, 08:55 PM
 
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The spiders in the house are not typically poisonous. I wouldn't worry about it. There are plenty of vets available 24 hours a day.

As long as your cats stay inside, they will be fine.
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Old 04-13-2008, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Hello Everyone,

My husband and I will be moving to Florida just a little over a year and I'm wondering if the spiders will bite and kill/poison my cats if they corner them? If they do get bit, is there any 24 hr vets? I'm worried from what I've been researching. Any information about Florida will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

The only ones of any concern are black widows and brown recluses.
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:48 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Years ago, my vet was pretty sure that it was a house spider bite that put our very elderly (14 year old) dog into her final decline and eventual euthanasia. That was in Denver, Colorado (which has both black widows as well as brown recluses).
This kind of stuff can happen anywhere. I've seen some big spiders here, but none of them were inside the house.
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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They shouldn't hurt your pets. As someone already said, the only dangerous household spiders are the recluses and the widows.
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Sunny Naples Florida :)
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I've had my dog bit before ( I think it was perhaps a wolf spider?) and other than his pride hurt he was fine. With cats just watch out for lizards, particularly glass lizards (they're black) as they can kill your cat if eaten or give serious neurological problems. I doubt you'll ever come across one but you never know. Sometimes creatures can sneak into your home
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:35 PM
 
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I've seen little scorpions and my cat has gotten stung, he likes to play with the lizards that sometimes gets into the house, but with both my dog and cat they've been fine.
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