Archive for September, 2010

Dangerous substances for cats

September 25th, 2010

A surprising number of household products and remedies, including aspirin, are poisonous to cats, and so it’s never advisable to treat a sick cat without seeking veterinary advice first. Other dangers include anti-freeze, which cats like to drink, even though it will cause kidney failure. Be sure to keep all such chemicals out of reach of cats around the home. If you suspect that your cat might have ingested a poisonous substance, you may be able to give it salt water to make it vomit, based on your vet’s advice. But never try to make a cat sick if you suspect that it has drunk a corrosive substance.