Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is not and should not be taken as medical advice. You should always consult a veterinarian regarding your pet's health.
According to the Animal Poison Control Centre, it’s much more common for dogs to eat something in the house that is toxic, although there are many things around your home that can harm your cat too.
Foods to keep away from your furry ball of joy include chocolate, caffeine, onions, garlic, grapes and yeast dough. Tobacco is also a big no-no for cats, so if you’re a smoker you are going to want to be extra careful to keep your cigarettes in a place where these mischievous climbers can’t get find them. Common pain relievers are extremely bad for cats, so be sure to keep them in a medicine cabinet. The same is true for anti-depressants, ADHD medicines and cardiac drugs.
In fact, the majority of cases of cats being poisoned is because they ingested either over-the-counter or prescriptive drugs. If you’re a plant lover, you will want to keep your home free of lilies, chrysanthemums, tulips, jimsonweed and azaleas. Insecticides, fertilizers and rat poison are also of course very bad, as are detergents, bleach and anti-freeze.