Medical – Intoxication
Please note: these 10 substances can poison your cat.
Each year, thousands of pets poisoned by substances which at first sight seem harmless.
For humans, they are indeed usually not a threat, but that does not yet in that they do not may be toxic to your beloved cat.
Here under are the greatest dangers for your cat at a glance:
1 – Medication for people:
Pets are much more sensitive to ‘ regular ‘ medicine than you might expect.
It is therefore very important to all medication to keep in a place that is not reachable for your cat.
If you accidentally drop a pill on the floor, you should never forget to this right away to pick it up.
Medications that often lead to poisoning are:
– Ibuprofen (anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipathetic and naproxen (pain reliever for rheumatism).
This pain reliever can cause stomach ulcers and cause damage to the kidneys.
– Paracetamol is very toxic to cats, because that pain reliever damages their red blood cells.
– Antidepressants do let your cat vomiting, but may also lead to serotonin syndrome.
This poisoning doe’s body temperature, heart rate and blood pressure increase your cat’s and can also lead to seizures
– Methamphetamine is Ritalin in among other things, a drug that is given to ADHD patients.
For pets leads the intake of the substance, however, an accelerated heart rate and an increase in blood pressure and body temperature.
2 – Fleas and ticks products:
Poisoning can occur with the intake of a product that you normally need to apply on the skin (an ointment, lotion or creme).
In addition, some flea products made specifically for dogs, lethal to cats.
Always scrupulously follow the instructions on the packaging!
3 – Food for people:
Give your cat any food that is not intended for them, because that can seriously disrupt the functioning of their stomach.
Examples of dangerous foods include: chocolate, coffee, onions, garlic and chives.
4 – Rats and mice poison:
If a cat eats rat poison, it can cause severe symptoms and eventually even fatal.
5 – Medication for pets:
Just as we humans can get serious side effects by medication intended to heal us, that may also be the case in cats.
Often this involves analgesics or antithetic.
6 – Indoor Plants:
It is a general fact that cats like to nibble on houseplants.
Unfortunately, it is not only you, but also thereby waiving the plants that bear cats the consequences.
So inform yourself beforehand about the plants you want to buy.
Some plants that contain toxic substances and their side effects: (thick writing)
– Lilies cause kidney disorders.
– Azaleas and rhododendrons cause vomiting, diarrhea and coma.
– Tulips and yellow daffodils cause heart and stomach problems and convulsions.
– Sago palm caused vomiting, seizures and liver problems.
7 – Chemical products:
Members may be no surprise that the chemicals in antifreeze and paint thinner very toxic to cats.
Also chemicals used to clean the swimming pool (such as chlorine) can have a significant effect on your cat.
8 – Cleaning products:
Bleach is not only toxic to people, as well as cats.
The intake leads to stomach and breathing problems.
Keep therefore these products out of reach of your pets.
9 – Heavy metals:
Especially lead, which we can find in paint, linoleum and batteries, is very toxic to cats.
It can cause digestive and neurological problems.
10 – Fertilizers:
Be careful with the use of fertilizer for your lawn or garden.
When cats clean themselves after they ran through your garden covered, there may be severe problem occur.
These were the 10 most dangerous products which still have some damage to your oh-so-beloved pet.
What should you do if your cat still took up a toxic substance:
Try to stay calm, because it is important to act quickly and efficiently.
Consult your vet as soon as possible and take any vestiges of the poison.
It’s also a good idea to possibly vomit.