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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
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.