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Originally Posted by DaMaz3s
My cats eat every bug that enters the house. I don't worry about the flys but sometimes I can't help but worry about the little spiders that are climbing helplessly around on the floor.
Originally Posted by coaster
Today he spotted a small spider on the ceiling and I had to lift him up there so he could knock it down and catch it.
I just want to add my .02 cents here. I think "normal" houseflies are probably fine for them to catch and eat.
I believe I had a few cluster flies get into my house. I found several of them in my garage by the door to the house. They were very sluggish, all crawling on the floor or the wall by the door - NONE were flying. After doing some research I suspect they were cluster flies (and I think they have a longer life span too)
I believe my cat ate one (or possibly two) because a week later, all 8 of my indoor-only cats caught giardia. It's the only explanation I can come up with. Giardia lives in dirty water. I live in the 'burbs, never go hiking or to rivers, and my cats have never contracted this before. Cluster flies can carry giardia and since they're probably easy to catch, this is the only way I can think they caught the "bug" (pardon the pun).
So just be relatively certain that you've got normal, everyday, annoying flies zooming around your house, and I suspect kitties will be fine (although I'm sure flies aren't very tasty). That definitely would account for the LOL