Buying a Kitten

What to expect from Breeders

Taking your Kitten home

Hazards in the Home

Poisonous Substances

Poisonous Plants

Grooming a Semi Long Haired Cat

Caring for a Stud Cat

Visiting Queens

Useful facts about Fleas

Flea Allergy in Cats


 

 

 


POISONOUS SUBSTANCES 
 

  Many substances found in the home are poisonous to cats. 
  This is a list of the most common:

    Acids
   Alcohol

  
Anti-Freeze
   Arsenic
   Aspirin
   Barbiturates
   Sedatives
   Carbon Monoxide
   Chlorine (Bleach)
   Paraffin

    
Lead
   Slug & Snail Bait
   Paracetamol

  
Phenol (beware of any disinfectant that goes cloudy in water)
   Phenol (used for spraying fruit trees)
   Strychnine (Rat Poison)
   Thallium (Rat & Ant Poison)
   Turpentine
   Warfarin (Rat Poison)

  Cats will usually avoid most of the poisonous substances and plants. HOWEVER:
  Be aware that signs of poisoning include acute abdominal pain, violent vomiting diarrhoea, drooling, mouth irritation, seizure, coma

   If poisoning is suspected
take your cat to the vet immediately
along with a sample of the suspected poison.