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    Important but strange question: film toxicity

    I had some Foma 4x5 film that I was using to practice loading sheets lying on my desk and my cat licked the emulsion side clean...like, it's all smeared. No worries....ummm...right?!
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    Film emulsion is made from gelatin. By itself, gelatin is not harmful. It's the other chemicals in it that can cause problems.

    Cats licking film is actually pretty common! Believe it or not!
    I had a cat that licked a picture clean when I was in college. I told my photography teacher and he said that his cat had done the same. I've heard that story from several different people. It's not as strange as you think.

    From my experience and from the experience of my teacher and other people I have talked to, film emulsion isn't "toxic" per se. It can make a cat sick if he gets too much but, unless he licks a whole roll of film, I don't think it will do much more than make him puke.

    Moral of the story: Keep your film away from your cat!
    I guess they like the taste of it.
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    I'd be more concerned about losing a good frame than the cat, if it's bad for them they'll probably just chuck it up...

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    Hmmm, didn't know this was so common. Good to know. There must be something that smells enticing on there. She really didn't hesitate and just went to town on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klainmeister View Post
    She really didn't hesitate and just went to town on it.

    Typical cat behavior; just making sure you know who is really in charge in your home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof_Pixel View Post
    Typical cat behavior; just making sure you know who is really in charge in your home.
    Very true. This is also coming from a cat that sleeps like this:

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    I had a kitten get into some photo chemicals once. She developed normally, and it turned out I no longer had to worry about having her fixed.
    You know how cats are about water, so it was hard to wash her thoroughly. She had been black and white but shortly afterward was Calico.

    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    How else will she know whether it's food? Makes you wonder what she licks/eats when you're not around.
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    What brand of film was it? Foma. Right? Maybe Foma is made from fish gelatin instead of cow gelatin?
    I don't know... Just spitballing.

    P.S. Great cat picture! Does he sleep like that all the time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Worker 11811 View Post
    .S. Great cat picture! Does he sleep like that all the time?
    Most the time. Unfortunately she steals my pillow at night and sprawls accordingly to ensure I have no place for me head.

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