50+ Things Poisonous to Cat
and Other Pets
astonishing number of things we routinely have around our homes
and yards are poisonous to cat friends. Your cat means so much
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Toxic Items Are Everywhere
Unfortunately, there is no way to provide 100% insurance that
your cats will never get sick or hurt. That's one reason why you
should do your best to keep him out of harms way.
A car with a leaky radiator can leave
poisonous radiator fluid out for your cat to lick up....a fatal
You might want to minimize the impact on your pocket book too
with cat health care
The list of potential cat poisons is lengthy. Many are
obvious because they are also toxic to people. Other items may
surprise you. As you'll see, there is a lot you can do to keep your
cat out of danger.
We aren't suggesting that you rid your home area from all of
these products, but to keep them out of kitty's (and kid's) reach.
Please keep in mind that this guide does not list everything that
can harm your cat. Also, it is not intended to help treat your cat.
If your cat is hurt or sick, call the vet now and not later.
Minutes are critical to saving poisoned animals. If you even
suspect your cat or kitten consumed something poisonous to, consult
a veterinarian or poison center immediately.
intended for people, including pain relievers, antihistamines, sleeping
pills, diet pills, heart preparations and vitamins. Don't give
you cat any medication without your vet's approval.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen and aspirin
Cold and flu medications
Corrosives (acid and alkali) in household cleaners, drain cleaners and solvents
Nicotine in tobacco
Household cleaning products, especially those with Phenol or pine oil
(Ethylene glycol) is the most common cause of poisons ingested by cats,
dogs and wildlife. They are attracted to it because of the taste
or because its fluid. Especially in winter when normal water
1 teaspoon can kill a cat.
animals appear to recover then die of kidney failure. Symptoms include
vomiting, loss of coordination, weakness, unconsciousness.
not leave open containers of antifreeze lying around. More
importantly, if you have a leaky radiator, you have a pet poisoning
around the corner. Do not leave drip pans or puddles out for your
cat to lick up.
Lead in paints, linoleum, batteries, lead pipe, and lead fittings.
Phosphorus in matches, matchboxes, and matchbooks, fireworks and flares.
Anti-cancer drugs (don't leave any of your meds out in the open)
Flea and tick products intended for carpets and upholstery. Some dips are lethal if consumed.
Lime scale remover
Oven cleaner sprays
Garage & Garden Items
poisons (duh!) such as Strychnine, Sodium fluoroacetate, Arsenic,
Metaldehyd and phosphorous. These are commonly used in coyote bait,
slug bait, and and roach bait, and rodent bait.
are some more rodent related poison products: warfarin, pindone,
bromadiolone and brodifacoum. Vitamin D3 also known as
cholecarciferol and bromethalin in rodent poison.
and carbamates used in flea killers, garden and household insecticides,
some dewormers. This stuff can be absorbed through the
Petroleum products; gas, oil
Chlorinated hydrocarbons in insecticides
Cocoa bean shell mulch fertilizer
In general, certain reptiles exude a toxic fluid to repel
predators. These toads and salamanders are particularly toxic:
- Florida the Marine Toad
- Southwest U.S. and Hawaii the Colorado River Toad
- California the California Newt
- Some species of spiders, snakes and scorpions can deliver a
potentially fatal bite. If you notice you cat has swelling on
his face or body, or you can see evidence of a bite, get him to
your vet immediately. If you happen to kill the biter/stinger,
bring it with you.
- Eating a rodent killed by common rat/mouse poisons can be
lethal. A single dose of the anticoagulants in these products
are poisonous to cat. The product destroys the kidneys.
- Chocolate in all forms
- Coffee in all forms
- Onions and onion powder
- Alcoholic beverages are toxic to pets and should NEVER be
given to them
The chemical Theobromine is toxic to cats.
- Macadamia nuts
- Moldy or spoiled foods
- Fatty foods (their liver whacks out)
- Gum, candy or anything sweetened with xylitol
- Tea Leaves
- Raw yeast dough
What About Harmful Plants?
There are more than 700
house, garden, and wild varieties of plants that are poisonous to
cat. Listing all of them will take us well over the 56 we
promised you. We've listed a bunch of the most common trouble
makers in the "75 Or So Poisionous Plants".
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