We love our pets but there are many dangerous substances in our homes that sometimes we aren’t aware of! We strive to be the best kitty owners possible, so its important to stay on top the what items aren’t good for our furbabies! Cats are extremely curious and have the ability to get into areas we wouldn’t think possible!
1. Topical flea and tick medications – of course our cats need these meds but always read the small print on the container. Never apply a dog medication onto a cat!! If you have both dogs and cats, make sure the medication has dried before putting them both in the same room, since cats might lick the dog medication off over the dog.
2. Household Cleaners – such as drain cleaners, laundry detergent, toilet bowl cleaners and rust removers.
3. Antidepressants – cats are drawn to the odor/flavor of some of these pills.
4. Plants – cats like to chew on plants. Lillies, cyclamens and poinsettias are the most deadly.
5. Non-steroidal inflammatory drugs – acetaminophen, aspirin and ibuprofen.
Cats are more sensitive to common medications than dogs. If you think cat has eaten or licked a poisonous substance, take your pet to a safe place and call your veterinarian or a pet poison hotline. The Pet Poison Hotline number is 1-800-213-6680 and they are available 24/7. Always take some of whatever your pet swallowed along with you to your Vet.
~ by guest blogger and cat lover Mary Ann W!
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