Last Updated on September 8, 2023 by Pets Feed
We love our four-legged friends, but sometimes it can be difficult to keep them 100% safe. From time to time we discover substances or products that are harmful to pets. Cat owners may not know that these items present in every home pose a huge danger to their cat’s health and life. The vet shared a list of 4 things that we don’t know are harmful. Keep them away from cats, as the damage they can cause may be irreversible.
Danger lurks at every step. The vet helps…
Pet owners want the best for their animals. However, they are not veterinarians and their knowledge of the harmfulness of certain products is limited. A knowledgeable pet owner should learn about their pet’s health, but with the amount of information coming to us from all sources, it is sometimes difficult to do so.
Veterinarians are coming to the rescue and using their online businesses to help confused pet owners. They dispel harmful myths, issue warnings and ensure everyone has access to key information. Dr. Savageau is a veterinarian active on TikTok. His short informative videos are a salvation for netizens who visit his profile to learn about pets.
Recently, a woman posted a short video on her profile in which she explains to cat owners about the dangers that await their pets in the apartment. The items she mentioned are found in almost every home and many of us don’t realize that they can harm our cats.
The vet warns. Keep these products away from your cat
The elements listed by the veterinarian are not the only ones that can harm cats. In her brief speech, she wanted to include mostly things that are less talked about. She did not dwell on food products prohibited for cats or on the harmfulness of certain plants, on which numerous articles have already been written. It presented less obvious sources of danger for purrs.
The cat is not the only animal to stay away from these painkillers. We recently described the case of a German Shepherd whose owners, on the advice of a pharmacist, started giving him paracetamol. Unfortunately, this drug turned out to be fatal for the dog.
Animals metabolize medications differently, and because of their small size, it is very easy to overdose on pharmaceuticals intended for human use. Sometimes half a pill of a seemingly harmless substance is enough to land you at the vet. Do not leave pills in places accessible to cats.
Due to the presence of glycols (generally propylene), this agent is simply… tasty. Interestingly, the vet says animals may be attracted to its softness. While this agrees with human taste sensations, this argument poses a problem in cats: they don’t have sweet taste receptors. Kittens’ natural diet is mostly meat-based and doesn’t contain a lot of plants, so they don’t need to crave sweets. Consumption of antifreeze is probably related to another characteristic of this agent: perhaps cats confuse it with water? In any case, it is better not to keep this substance within the reach of pets, since its consumption poses a mortal danger, including for humans.
If you have a cat at home, be careful with these deadly products
3. Ropes, ribbons, threads and needles
The first ones are not reserved for cats. Sometimes they are accidentally swallowed and cause health problems. Usually the first symptom of ingesting ribbon or string is constipation. If a cat swallows them, they often cause an intestinal blockage that the animal cannot cope with. It ends with a visit to the veterinarian and often surgery.
When it comes to needles, there’s probably no need to explain the dangers of swallowing them or the injuries cats can sustain. Therefore, let’s try to keep our sewing supplies in a place out of reach of curious paws.
4. Anti-flea preparations for dogs
Although owners may think there is no difference between flea products for dogs and cats, they are very wrong. Giving your pet the wrong medication can lead to health problems and even death.
The toxic substances contained in flea preparations intended for dogs are not well tolerated by cats. Cats only tolerate fipronil and methoprene well. Although these substances are often the active ingredients in single ingredient flea treatments for dogs, multi-ingredient preparations are usually available on the market and cats are intolerant of the additional chemicals present in them.
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