Is borax toxic to cats?
I have used borax to successfully treat a flea infestation in my house. I have 13 cats and 4 dogs and none have had any ill effect from the borax. I have not left it on the carpeting for more than a few hours before vacuuming it up again, however.
The MSDS (material safety data sheet) for borax states "WARNING! HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED, INHALED OR ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN. CAUSES IRRITATION TO SKIN, EYES AND RESPIRATORY TRACT. "
I would err on the side of caution and not use it directly on your cats.
Cockscomb or Celosia Argentia are not listed as toxic to felines. Most cats are instinctively aware of toxic plants but the listings are extensive and I could not find one that warned against cats consuming the plant you asked about. Update: Further research assures that plants in the Celosia family are NON-Toxic to cats. He or she is safe.
Yes, Borax kills some weeds but no, Borax does not kill all weeds. The control in question numbers among its ingredients boron, which is a necessary soil and soil food web nutrient, in controlled quantities. Overexposure to boron therefore will be toxic to such weeds as ground ivy (Glecoma hederacea).
Yes, Borax probably works by altering the pH of the vaginal environment to discourage growth of Candida although it may also directly act on the yeast itself. It is in several alternative OTC preparations or you can make your own by buying empty capsules and putting 600mg of borax in each one. Insert vaginally twice a day for 10-14 days. Do not take borax internally or put on broken skin. It is toxic.