Cats are curious creatures and while they may enjoy exploring their home, some of your belongings could cause them serious harm. Here are 14 common household items you should keep out of reach from your furry friend, to avoid an emergency trip to the vets.
5. House plants
There are hundreds of common house plants that can be lethal to cats, which if consumed can cause be toxic. Ivy, aloe, amaryllis, peony, lily and begonia are just a few which are poisonous. The ASPCA has a complete list.
6. Himalayan salt lamps
These trendy lamps are very tempting and addictive for cats to lick, but vets have warned that it can lead to sodium poisoning, causing your kitty pain, vomiting, seizures and even death.
7. Onions and garlic
Sulfoxides and disulphides contained in onions and garlic can be poisonous to cats as it breaks down their red blood cells, which can then lead to anaemia, lethargy, weight loss and gastrointestinal problems.
8. Pest products
Products like insecticides and rodenticides can pose a threat to cats if consumed, causing internal bleeding, seizures and kidney failures. If you have any of these items in your house, be sure to keep them well out of reach.