Know which products are the biggest potential threat to your cat is important. It helps you to strategically place such items to minimize the risk of poisoning. Here are some of the more common household products that you must store carefully to keep kitty safe.
Be sure that any and all of these mentioned products are safely stored and that any spillage is cleaned thoroughly and immediately. Anything that can topple from a high ledge and spill or break should be reassigned to a place inside a securely closed cabinet. And, never give any product designed for people to your cat, without your veterinarian's blessing.
While the anti-inflammatory, non-steroidal medication, Aspirin, is known to have beneficial qualities for certain animals, it can also be toxic to many species as it is for felines. Its analgesic (ability to provide relief from pain) properties make it ideal for treating painful conditions such as arthritis, its anti-inflammatory properties make it useful in conditions ranging from blood clotting to inflammation. Once consumed, aspirin forms salicylic acid, which the body then circulates throughout. Cats, lacking the critical enzyme necessary for properly metabolizing salicylic acid, should only be administered aspirin in rare circumstances for specific reasons upon the advice, observation and guidance of a veterinarian. If your cat accidentally ingests aspirin you should contact your veterinarian as soon as you are aware of it. Their professional handling and treatment may be able to save your cat’s life.
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