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Year round hazards to our feline friends

14 February 2019
Year round hazards to our feline friends

Year round hazards to our feline friends

Their normal safe home environment is filled with trees, flowers as well as odd noises from things such as fireworks. Both your cats and your own routines may change, as well as strange visitors coming to the house.

The list below describes specific things, which are hazardous to our cats.

 

Food

  • Chocolate
  • Onions
  • Fruit cakes
  • Puddings
  • Blue cheese

These can all be toxic to cats, also watch out for bones in chicken as these can cause choking and damage to your cats digestive system.

 

Trees and plants

  • Lilies
  • Holly
  • Mistletoe
  • Poinsettia

All the above plants are toxic to cats, so avoid or keep out of reach of your cat. Most species of tree are low in toxicity but if they are chewed it may cause vomiting/ diarrhoea.

 

Batteries

All batteries are toxic; if they are chewed and pierced it can cause chemical burns and heavy metal poisoning. If a battery is swallowed whole it is possible that it can cause obstruction within the body, so if you suspect that your cat has chewed or swallowed a battery contact your local vet.

 

Antifreeze

Antifreeze is very sweet tasting and very palatable to cats, and makes ingestion of antifreeze incredibly dangerous. Even a small quantity of antifreeze can cause serious damage to the kidneys and could be fatal. Unfortunately the longer the delay between ingestion of the antifreeze and treatment could result in fatalities.

 

Taking precautions with your cat can help ensure that you and your cat can enjoy a happy and healthy life.