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Poisonous Household Products

Some cats are not very curious about items their "human slaves" use on a day to day basis. Others, however, are far more curious than is safe for them to be. Some pedigreed breeds of cats are especially known for their curiousity, and their willingness to go to any lengths to explore where they ought not to go! For this reason, it is wise (especially with kittens) to make sure that items that may harm them are placed out of reach of little paws! Many cats can jump higher than you think they can.

Following is a list to help you get started on cat-proofing your home. This list is not official or exhaustive. Contact your veterinarian to get in-depth animal poison info.

Always best to keep your pets away from the following:

  • acetaminophen
  • antifreeze and coolants
  • aspirin
  • bleach
  • boric acid
  • brake fluid
  • carbon monoxide
  • carburator clearer
  • cleaning fluid
  • deodorants and deodorizers
  • diet pills
  • disinfectants
  • drain cleaner
  • dye
  • flea/tick powder for dogs
  • fungicides
  • furniture polish
  • gasoline
  • hair colouring
  • hair permanent wave lotion
  • herbicides
  • ibuprofin
  • insecticides
  • kerosene
  • laxatives
  • lead
  • lye
  • matches
  • metal polish
  • mineral spirits
  • mothballs
  • nail polish and remover
  • phenol
  • photographic developers
  • rat poison
  • rubbing alcohol
  • shoe polish
  • sleeping pills
  • snail or slug bait
  • soaps and detergents
  • suntan lotion
  • tar
  • Tylenol
  • toothpaste meant for humans
  • turpentine
  • windshield washer fluid
  • wood preservatives
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