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Poison Dangers

for Cats

 

Poison article cat 1FOODS, MEDICINES AND OTHER ITEMS
CATS SHOULD NEVER EAT

Cats are smart, curious creatures and even though they are wonderfully resilient,
there are some things they should never eat. Here’s a list of common feline toxins
which include dangerous foods, medicines and more:



• HUMAN OR VETERINARY DRUGS: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugsPoison article cat 2   (NSAIDs) and antidepressants are especially dangerous (and sometimes
   fatal). Make sure all meds are locked up, including cold and flu medications
   as well as ADD/ADHD meds/amphetamines.

• PERMETHRIN: Many topical flea control products for dogs, dog shampoos,
   fly sprays and ant powder contain permethrin, so be very careful. Keep your
   cat away from treated dogs as permethrin may cause severe drooling,
   tremors and life-threatening seizures.


• POISONOUS PLANTS: There are many plants that are toxic to cats, especially
   flowers as well as insoluble oxalate plants, for example, Dieffenbachia and
   Philodendron. Lilies can cause acute kidney failure (the petals, pollen and
   water from a vase containing lilies). 
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• INSECTICIDES, CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES: Dangerous products include
   lawn and garden products, sprays, powders and granules. Warmer months
   increase the dangers. In general, try to keep your cat away from recently
   treated areas. Also keep your cat away from rodent poison.

Poison article cat 4• HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS: Think any all common (and uncommon cleaners),
   for example toilet bowl cleaners, laundry detergents, drain cleaners and
   carpet cleaners. Hide these products and when you clean don’t leave any
   excess.

Other Poisons and Dangerous Products to Keep Away from Cats:

• Jewellery
• Antifreeze
• Glow sticks
• Liquid potpourri

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CAT PROOFING

Your Felix or Feona might be clever and resourceful, so always make sure your cat(s) NEVER have access to any of these
things. Also share this information with your friends, family and cat sitters.

If your cat has ingested any of these items, make your way to the nearest vet immediately.
If possible, take the product’s container, packaging or label with you.

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