Our cats are curious and love to poke their nose in a variety of places. With the help of this natural curiosity, they explore surrounding world, but at the same time they can swallow various household objects and substances that may be toxic. Poisoning accounting for about 15 percent of all emergencies, that happen to cats, so we decided to put together a list the most common things that often cause poisoning.
Some prescription and without, pose a serious threat to your cat, so keep them where she cannot get.
- Cold & Flu Medicines
- Dietary preparations
- Painkillers (aspirin, paracetamol, ibuprofen)
- anti-inflammatory drugs
- Oncological preparations
- Vitamins and Supplements
You may have heard that some common medications Suitable for both humans and cats. However, more often it’s not at all therefore, never self-medicate a cat without consulting with a veterinarian – giving your cat a fatal dose can be very simply!
Many cats crave the food of their owners, but these human Products may be poisonous to your pet:
- Caffeine (coffee, tea)
- Yeast dough
- Xylitol and sorbitol (sweeteners)
Home and Outdoor Plants
Ordinary indoor plants, as well as those that grow on your yard, may be hazardous to your cat’s health:
Insecticides, rodenticides and other chemicals
The taste of some chemicals is especially good for cats. In order to prevent accidental poisoning at home animals, keep all such chemicals under lock and key.
- Rodenticides (rodent poisons)
- Insecticides (insect repellents)
- Anti-icing products (pets can lick them leftovers from their paws)
- Means against fleas and ticks
Other household items
These ordinary household items can make your cat choking or choking. Some of them may even lead to intestinal obstruction.
Chicken bones Thread, yarn, dental floss Holiday decorations, tinsel, sparkles, etc. Toys with small or moving in parts
If your cat is poisoned
Every second can be counted if you think that your the cat or cat was poisoned by something poisonous.
Call your veterinarian. Keep his phone number on sight or in a quickly accessible place, along with the rescue service number animals. They can help you learn what to do next.
If possible, collect samples of vomit, feces, or poison, which probably could poison your cat.
Watch for symptoms of poisoning. Such symptoms may be:
- Breathing problems
- Dilated pupils
- Stomach upset
- Bouts of epilepsy
- Skin irritation