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Household items that are toxic to your cat

Cats are curious, they will stick their head into anything and go anywhere around your house. It is ideal to know what is toxic for your furry friend around your home. Here is a list of the items you need to be aware of:

  • Caffeine

  • Chocolate

  • Grapes

  • Onions

  • Xylitol – found in sugarless gum and some candies

  • Yeast dough

  • Chicken bones (cooked)

  • Dental floss

  • Fertilizers

These are some plants that could be hazardous to your cat’s health:

  • Marijuana

  • Aloe

  • Mistletoe

  • Tulips

Some chemicals taste very good for cats but are fatal for cats. If you have a cat that is a sticky beak, lock these chemicals away so they cannot access them.

  • Bleach

  • Detergent

  • Dog flea and tick medication

  • Fertilizer

  • Herbicides

  • Insect and rodent bait

If your cat has been poisoned, please alert your local Vet immediately. It is also helpful to collect stool or even vomit samples of your cat so they know what has poisoned them. Do not use your hand, use a plastic spoon to scoop it into a sealed bag.

If they have been poisoned, here are some symptoms to look out for:

  • Dilated pupils

  • Coughing

  • Shivering

  • Seizures

  • Tremors

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • A lot of saliva

  • Weakness

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