Some human over-the-counter and prescription medicines pose a serious threat to your cat,
so keep them in a place he or she canít get into.
Antidepressants, Cancer medicines, Cold medicines, Diet pills, Pain relievers (acetaminophen,
aspirin, ibuprofen), Vitamins and other supplements
You may have heard that some common medicines work for people and cats. Never medicate
your cat without first talking to your vet, though -- it's easy to give your cat a fatal overdose.
Many cats crave people food, but this human fare can be poisonous to your feline:
Alcohol, Caffeine (coffee, soda, tea), Chives, Chocolate, Garlic, Grapes, Onions, Raisins, Xylitol (found in sugarless gums,
candies, toothpastes), Yeast dough
Indoor and Outdoor Plants
Common houseplants -- as well as ones that you may bring into your home -- can be hazardous to your cat's health:
Aloe, Azaleas, Chrysanthemums, Lilies, Marijuana, Mistletoe, Poinsettia, Rhododendron and Tulips
Insecticides and Other Chemicals
Some chemicals taste especially good to cats. To prevent accidental pet poisoning, keep these and all chemicals locked away:
Antifreeze, Bleach, Detergents, De-icing salts (which pets may walk through, then lick from their pads), Dog flea and tick
medication (pills, collars, sprays, shampoos), Fertilizers, Herbicides, Insect and rodent bait.
More Household Hazards
These common household items can choke or strangle your cat. Some may even lead to intestinal blockages.
Chicken bones, Dental floss, yarn, string, Decorations, including lights and tinsel, Toys with small or movable parts
If you think your cat has been Poisoned
Every moment matters if you think your cat has been exposed to something toxic.
Call your vet.
They can help you know what to do next.
Take samples of vomit, stool, and the poison your cat consumed to the vet with your cat.
Watch for symptoms.
Symptoms of poisoning in cats include:
Breathing problems, Confusion, Coughing, Depression, Diarrhea, Dilated pupils, Gastrointestinal irritation, Salivation, Seizures,
Shivering, Skin irritation, Tremors, Vomiting, Weakness