Items That Can Poison Your Cat


Items That Can Poison Your Cat

Household Items Which Are Poisonous

Many household products can be toxic to cats and kittens. A cat may be exposed to a product while it is being used, or because it was stored improperly and the curious cat or kitten gained access to it. Always store cleaning products, and the other items listed below, out of the reach of children and pets.

  • Acids
  • Alkalis (Corrosives)
  • Arsenic
  • Bleach
  • Button Battery Ingestion
  • Citrus Oils
  • Detergents
  • Kerosene and Gasoline
  • Lead
  • Moth Balls
  • Pine Oils

Common Toxic Plants

Plants causing primarily GI signs (vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite):

  • Castor Bean
  • Chinaberry Tree
  • Christmas Rose
  • Daffodil Philodendron
  • Daphne
  • English Holly
  • English Ivy
  • Iris or flag
  • Autumn Crocus
  • Jonquil
  • Mistletoe
  • Narcissus
  • Philodendron
  • Poinsettia
  • Rosary Pea or Precatory Bean
  • Wisteria
  • Jack-in-the-pulpit

Plants causing primarily CNS signs (seizures or abnormal behaviour):

  • Angel’s Trumpet
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Moonseed
  • Morning Glory

Plants causing cardiovascular signs (preceding or accompanied by gastrointestinal signs):

  • Azalea
  • Lily Of The Valley
  • Oleander
  • Yew

Plants causing kidney damage:

  • Daylily
  • Lily (Including Easter lily, Tiger Lily)
  • Rhubarb

Plants causing nonspecific signs involving GI, CNS, and cardiovascular:

  • Golden Chain
  • Yellow Jessamine

** If you suspect that your cat has ingested any of the above plants, please contact the clinic immediately.