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.
9. Liquid air fresheners
They may keep your home smelling lovely and fresh, but some can be poisonous to cats. The chemicals can cause breathing problems, with long-term effects including liver or kidney damage, cancer and nervous system problems.
Fluorine in toothpaste can be very harmful to cats and if ingested, can cause nervous disorders, heartburn, vomiting, internal damage and, in some cases, death. It is important to make sure you cat does not have access to it.
11. Yeast dough
If a cat consumes yeast dough it will rise inside its stomach, causing pains which could result in rupture of the stomach or intestines. While the yeast is fermenting, it also releases alcohol making it doubly dangerous to cats.
Antifreeze contains Ethylene Glycol, which can be enticing to cats thanks to its sweet smell. But if even a small teaspoon is ingested it can be fatal, resulting in kidney failure, vomiting, dehydration and loss of appetite.