The answer is it depends!
Not a very satisfactory answer, I know, however with some precautions, it is no problem at all.
The main thing to be aware of is to keep it out of reach of your cat because the main danger of poisoning comes from if they excessively lick the salt of the lamp.
If you are home, you need to be aware, but when you are out of your home, make sure to cover the lamp with something like an upturned vase to block it from curious cats.
We’ve received many emails asking us if it’s dangerous for a cat to sleep near an open Himalayan salt lamp.
Thankfully, the answer is no, as long as you take some precautions – Himalayan salt lamps are completely safe for cats and all other pets.
Many people like to use them in their homes with both humans and animals alike.
The warmth of the lamp will help keep your pet cozy on those cold winter nights when the cool air has crept inside your home.
Open one up with your cat curled up next to you, and feel as good about it as they will!
Please note that any salt lamps should be closed while not in use – never leave one burning unattended for pets or children.
On a side note, if you are worried about your pet getting too close to an open lamp, you could always try placing the light higher up and out of reach.
Just be sure that it’s outside of the cat’s access by at least three feet high in case they jump.
People ask because Himalayan salt lamps have gained popularity in recent years due to their supposed healing and purifying properties.
Are Himalayan Salt Lamps Poisonous To Cats?
While these lamps are widely accepted not to harm humans, some people are not sure about having them around their pets or children.
The reason behind this is that it’s possible to come into contact with salt in a way that is harmful to your health.
It’s possible for the pet to lick the salt from the lamp, as well as people touching the lamp and then touching their mouths without washing their hands.
However, all authentic Himalayan salt lamps clearly label that they are not for human consumption and should never be ingested by pets or children.
If you are worried about someone coming into direct contact with the salt inside your lamp, make sure everyone knows this.
If you can’t find a warning on your lamp, call your retailer and ask them if there is any chance of them ingesting the salt within your salt light.
Of course, you should clean up any salt spilled on your furniture immediately to ensure that no one comes into contact with it.
If you’re interested in purchasing a Himalayan salt lamp, be sure to contact the retailer you plan on buying it from and ask them about any caution they have about using their product.
They will often either warn you directly or include an insert in your shipment to inform you of the potential dangers associated with using their lamps.
It’s always good to take precautions, but at the same time, these products are generally safe for everyone (except for those people who are allergic to salt).
So if you’ve come across this article wondering why people were asking about Himalayan salt lamps, it’s because there have been several incidents in which people have begun to use these products in ways that didn’t include the manufacturer’s warning.
However, it’s important to remember that using a salt lamp is entirely safe – be sure to read and follow the precautions!