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Household Poisons & Cats

Many common items that can be found in most homes are toxic to cats. Below is a list of some of those items. I have also outlined some of the symptoms that are common.

What To Do:   IMMEDIATELY CONTACT YOUR VETERINARIAN!

Common household items that are toxic to cats

  • acetaminophen
  • acetone
  • ant/bug traps and baits
  • anti-flea foggers
  • antifreeze
  • antihistamines
  • anti-rust agents
  • antiseptics
  • aspirin
  • automobile batteries
  • automotive coolant
  • bath oil
  • bleach
  • boric acid
  • brake fluid
  • carburetor cleaner
  • chocolate
  • cleaning products
  • cockroach poison or bait
  • dandruff shampoo
  • de-icers
  • deodorants
  • deodorizers
  • detergents
  • diet pills
  • disinfectants
  • drain cleaners
  • dry-cleaning fluid
  • dyes
  • fertilizers
  • fire-extinguisher foam
  • fireworks
  • flea spray, powder or shampoo
  • fuels
  • fungicides
  • furniture polish
  • gasoline
  • hair coloring
  • heart pills
  • herbicides
  • ibuprofen
  • insecticides
  • insect repellents
  • kerosene
  • lamp oil
  • laxatives
  • lead
  • lead-based ceramics and paint
  • lighter fluid
  • liniments
  • lye
  • matches
  • medications
  • metal polish
  • mineral spirits
  • mothballs
  • moth repellents
  • motor oil
  • nail polish
  • nail polish remover
  • onions
  • pain relievers
  • paint
  • paint remover
  • pastels (art crayons)
  • perfume
  • permanent-wave lotion
  • photographic developers
  • pine-based cleaners
  • pine-oil products
  • plant food
  • rat/rodent poisons
  • road salt
  • rogaine
  • rubbing alcohol
  • rust remover
  • shoe dye
  • shoe polish
  • sleeping pills
  • snail or slug bait
  • soaps
  • solder
  • solvents
  • stain removers
  • swimming-pool chemicals
  • suntan lotion with cocoa butter
  • turpentine
  • weed killers
  • windshield-washer fluid
  • wood preservatives

Common signs of household poisoning are

  • convulsions
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pain
  • pale gums / tongue
  • swollen tongue
  • refusal of food
  • continual vomiting
What To Do:   IMMEDIATELY CONTACT YOUR VETERINARIAN!

 

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