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Household products dangerous to your cat

Updated: Feb 16

What products do you have at home that could be dangerous to your cat?


There are so many products in the home that are dangerous or fatal to cats. Check your home for these items in order to keep you cat safe at home. Check your household for products harmful or dangerous to your cat. Here are a few of the most common products that cause illness or injury to our cats.


Plants and Flowers


Firstly what plants and flowers do you have in your home, please research before bringing plants and flowers into your home. Lilies are a very popular flower, however they can be fatal for your cat, never allow your cat around flowers and plants until you ensure they are safe.


Roses are safe for cats, but lilies are toxic for cats.

Fertilizers and insecticides


Check your garden is safe from fertilizers and insecticides, always read the labels to see if they could be a hazard to your cat. Once used keep your cat away from the area until the product has dried. If unsure of the product you can always call the company to get information on the data of the product if it is not explained on the packaging. Then store away the product in a safe place where your cat cannot gain access.


Cleaning products


Cleaning products can be very dangerous, when cleaning never allow your cat access an area where products are used or stored. Many products will irritate your cats gastrointestinal tract and some products that have a corrosive action could chemically burn the inside of the mouth and stomach.


Air fresheners


Be aware of products such as potpourri and air fresheners, these can be toxic to cats, put potpourri away from where cats can reach and try to use environmentally friendly air fresheners and use well know brands that have been tested and regulated.


Rat poison


Keep rat poison away from cats and dogs, do not leave these in accessible areas where your cat can roam. If you have a problem with rodents it maybe best to get advice from a professional pest controller, who will be able to advise you how to keep your cat safe. Contact Rentokil here


Medication


Do not give your cat any medication that would be used on humans, if your cat is poorly please visit the vet for correct treatment. Do not leave medication laying around the home where a cat could ingest it, if you suspect your cat has ingested any type of medication please contact your vet as soon as possible.


Chocolate


Never leave chocolate around unattended as you cat may eat some, this is highly toxic to cats, if you think your cat has ingested chocolate please contact your vet as soon as possible.


Antifreeze


Car products such as oil and antifreeze should be stored in a safe place, antifreeze is highly toxic for cats and will be fatal if the cat ingests this product. Please clear up any product spilt and wash away many surface waste, antifreeze has no taste for cats and they often think it is water.


Assess your home for dangers for your cat


So carefully walk around your home and access what could cause a problem to your cat in your home? Other things that could poisoning are batteries, coins, detergents, cigarettes, coffee and alcoholic drinks.


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