Human Medications, Plants And Chemicals Poisonous (Toxic) to Cats and Kittens And General Household Dangers. Common Reasons For Cat Poisoning. Surprisingly the most common form of cat poisoning is carried out by man. Giving your cat or kitten flea products designed for dogs or for household flea control is extremely dangerous indeed. Always buy the appropriate flea control product for your kitten and follow the instructions implicitly. Never combine flea treatments (ie use two flea treatments together).

Dispose all household waste properly. Do not leave garden refuse or household substances lying around. Be aware of where your cat/kitten is when cooking, cover any garden ponds and stow electrical wires safely out of harms way. Never medicate your cat with human products!

Certain common household products are poisonous to cats including:
  • All products that would be considered poisonous to humans!
  • Antifreeze (along with many other vehicle substances)
  • Antiseptics
  • Chocolate
  • Dandruff shampoo (All human medicated shampoos) *Do not bathe your cat with human medicated shampoos.
  • Flea products designed for dogs or household flea control
  • Furniture polish
  • Human pain relievers (all types aspirin, ibuprofen etc)
  • Mothballs
  • Perfumes
  • Phenols (disinfectant type products that turn water milky - older name: carbolic acid) *Do not use phenols to clean with.
  • Shoe polish
  • Slug, ant and rat poisons (Cats can also be poisoned by eating rodents that have ingested poisons).
Common plants that are poisonous to cats include:
  • Ivy
  • Aloe Vera
  • Amaryllis
  • Avocado
  • Azalea
  • Buttercup
  • Caster Oil
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Clematis
  • Croton
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodil bulbs
  • Daphne
  • Delphinium
  • Dracaena Palm
  • Dumb Cane
  • Elderberry
  • Euonymus
  • Ferns (Many types)
  • Geranium
  • Holly
  • Honeysuckle
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea
  • Iris
  • Ivy (Many types)
  • Kalanchoe
  • Larkspur
  • Laurel
  • Lily (Many types)
  • Marigold
  • Mistletoe
  • Mock Orange
  • Narcissus
  • Onion
  • Peach
  • Peony
  • Periwinkle
  • Philodendron
  • Pimpernel
  • Poinsettias
  • Poppy
  • Potato
  • Primrose
  • Privet
  • Rhododendron
  • Rhubarb
  • Rubber Plant
  • Scotch Broom
  • Snowdrops
  • Sweetpea
  • Tobacco
  • Tomato Plant
  • Tulip
  • Virginia Creeper
  • Wisteria
  • Yucca
Author: KittenList

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