Glow jewelry contains dibutyl phthalate, a known toxin to pets. Generally only a small amount of the substance is ingested due to its bitter taste. However, the liquid may spill onto the floor or onto the pet’s fur making repeated exposure likely. Cats, with their habit of self-grooming, are highly susceptible to repeat ingestion.
Signs and symptoms of toxicity: increased saliva production, vomiting, agitation, pruritus, and skin irritation.
Toxic consumption: the minimum toxicity threshold for household animals is unknown. All incidences of exposure should be reported immediately.
– Merola V, Dunayer E. Toxicology brief: the 10 most common toxicoses in cats. Vet Med 2006; 101(6):339-342.
– Osweiler, G, et al. (2011). Blackwell’s five-minute veterinary consult clinical companion. Small Animal Toxicology. [Kindle version]. Retrieved from Amazon.com