Five Cat Toxins

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Your cat is in danger in its own home. It is imperative that you "cat-proof" your residence. Studies have indicated that your cat is in danger from many feline poisons like topical spot-on insecticides, antidepressants, household cleaners, and poisonous plants. Veterinary NSAIDs and human NSAIDS too constitute a mortal danger to your cat.

A cat has more chances of being injured as it is more curious than any other pet like a dog. A feline will invariably investigate a new item if it spies one. This curiosity frequently gets a cat into trouble. The felines have a positive side too. Unlike dogs, cats do not eat massive amounts of food. Since these cute animals possessed an altered ability when it came to metabolizing poisons or drugs through the liver, the cats are much more sensitive to a few chemicals or products when compared to dogs or even humans.

Insecticides and cleaners

Cats are in mortal danger from topical spot-on insecticides. These compounds are standard tick medications sold in any pet store or veterinary clinic. The products have a high concentration of a chemical derived from Chrysanthemum flowers. The pyrethrins chemical can be safely ingested by dogs but extremely toxic to cats. Felines can be accidentally poisoned when owners mistakenly apply dog insecticides to their bodies. Poisoning may also happen if your cat licks off medication from your dog. If it does so, the result will be severe tremors, hypothermia, and seizures. Death is also a possibility.

Cats are also susceptible to a few household cleaners. Most cleaners are safe, but a few could be lethal. The list of probable dangerous products includes laundry detergent, rust removers, drain cleaners, and toilet bowl cleaners. If your cat accidentally licks any compound in the list, then it will suffer chemical burns in its mouth. There will be excessive drooling, and the animal will suffer breathing difficulties. It will also vomit. This is why you should keep your cat out of any room you are cleaning.  Felines are also in danger from human antidepressants like Effexor. The list of other poisonous antidepressants includes Cymbalta and Prozac. Cats are somehow attracted to Efflexor and try to ingest the pill. If taken, the cat will exhibit lethargy signs and vomit. It will suffer from hypothermia, tremors, diarrhea, and seizures. It is advised you keep all of your medications away from your cat.

No bouquets in the house Even though cats are carnivores, they like to munch on leaves. It means that you should keep your houseplant out of its grasp. Do not bring in bouquets into the house. This is as a few cut plants or flowers could be dangerous to cats. The lily plant is extremely toxic to felines. Most bouquets contain lilies as they look attractive and cheap. A cat may suffer kidney failure even if it eats one petal of the flower.

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