Poison Prevention

There are a lot of items within our homes, that can be extremely hazardous to cats. To ensure our furry friends are protected, it’s important we know what items to look for and what we need to do in the worst case scenario.

HUMAN MEDICINES – Do not leave any medication lying around the house, if consumed these can be fatal to your cat.

HUMAN FOODS – They are a lot of foods that we can consume without any harm caused. However, the following list are hazardous to your cats.

  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Garlic
  • Chocolate
  • Chives
  • Grapes
  • Onions
  • Raisins
  • Xylitol
  • Yeast dough

INDOOR & OUTDOOR PLANTS – A lot of common plants kept either in or around the household can be potentially harmful to cats.

  • Aloe
  • Lillies
  • Misteltoe
  • Poinsetta
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Azalea
  • Rhododendron
  • Tulip

INSECTICIDES AND CHEMICALS – Cats can often find the taste of many chemicals appealing. Be careful where you store these products and your use of them around your cats.

  • Antifreeze (EXTREMELY FATAL)
  • Bleach
  • Detergents
  • De-icing salts
  • Dog flea and tick medication
  • Fertilisers
  • Herbicides
  • Insect and rodent bait

If you think your cat has been poisoned, please call your veterinary surgery immediately. If it is out of normal hours, please contact your nearest emergency vets. Catching poisoning as quick as possible is vitally important.

SYMPTOMS – Things to look out for.

  • Breathing problems
  • Confusion
  • Coughing
  • Diarrhea
  • Dilated pupils
  • Excessive drinking and urination
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures