Prevent accidents by surveying you home as though your new cat will have the curiosity of a toddler. Explore your home on your hands and knees and see what mischief you can prevent by hiding or removing anything that can be chewed. Secure electric cords. Put tight lids on garbage cans. Shut cupboard doors snugly. Move breakables and antiques to rooms your cat won’t have access to. Remove poisonous plants.
The following is a list of particularly dangerous items you don’t want to expose your cat to:
Ant and rat poison
Antifreeze (Ethylene glycol)
Balconies with open access
Christmas tree ornaments
Cooked bones. Cooked bones splinter. Raw bones do not.
Dryer with an open lid
Fireplaces with hot ashes
Halloween candy or chocolate
Halloween kids that open the door
Holiday turkey carcasses
Hot stove elements
Household chemicals including floor cleaners not rinsed off floors
This information is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet.
The information about medications is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.
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