10 Things

10 Things Most Likely to Harm Your Cat

How much money have you spent on your pets on doctor care over the years?

Some people would rather spend that health money on their cats than they would for themselves.  Their cat is just as much a member of the family as a child, and worth every penny.

Cat Owners Home Veterinary Handbook
Cat Owners Home Veterinary Handbook

We were chatting with a vet the other day, and they said that there are times that they have recommended that it would be cost prohibitive to perform any medical treatment on an ill pet, costing the owners tens of thousands of dollars… and the owners went ahead with the specialized care anyway.  Their pets were just that important to them.

So what are the TOP TEN CAUSES FOR EMERGENCY CALLS to the PET POISON HOTLINE FOR CATS?  These are preventable items that ended up costing you money, if only you had been more careful with what your cat was able to get to and eat.

If you see something on this list and you have it in your house, you’ll need to be extra careful to get these things out of reach of your cat so they don’t nibble on any of this:

  1. Lilies
  2. Household Cleaners
  3. Flea and Tick products… for dogs
  4. Antidepressants
  5. NSAIDs like ibuprofen
  6. Prescription ADHD drugs
  7. Over the counter cough medicines
  8. Plants containing calcium oxalate crystals, like peace lily or philodendron
  9. Household insecticides
  10. Glow sticks