Good For You, BAD For Your Cat

It is important to remember that just because something is good for you, it does not mean that is also good for your cat. Below are just a few examples of common harmful substances for cats. Remember that it is not a complete list. Whenever introducing something new to your household or to your pet it is a good idea to do some research to make sure it is safe for your furry friend.

  • Essential Oils
    • Peppermint, Lemon, Lavender, Melaleuca, Tea Tree, Cinnamon Bark, Wintergreen, Thyme, and Birch

Essential oils can have many healing effects mentally, physically, and emotionally for people. With essential oils and diffusers becoming more popular, it is import check and see whether or not the oils you are using are safe for your cat. Toxicity can occur quickly in cats, and the liver is the organ that is most often affected. Certain essential oils can be harmful for cats if they are ingested, applied to the skin, or inhaled by you cat.

  • Foods
    • Milk, Seeds, Grapes, Raisins, Coconut Milk, Avocados, Onions, and Garlic

There are various healthy foods that individuals eat on a regular basis to get the nutrients they need. Some cats may beg to have some of your snack, but it is important to not just give them anything that you are eating. Most cats cannot digest various human foods, especially in large quantities. The food that we eat can be harmful to your cat, so it is best to stick to giving them specific cat food and cat treats.

  • Flowers and Plants
    • Aloe, Calla Lilies, Tulips, Roses, Christmas Cactus, Daffodils, and Ball Ferns

Some plants contain health benefits, while others are used to help create a positive mood. It is important to see if any of the plants within your home are toxic to your pets. It is often tempting for kittens to play with or nibble on plants that are inside your home. If you are unsure, it is always a good idea to keep plants out of your cat’s reach. Most cats will only experience harmful effects if the plant is ingested.

 

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~Sadie Wrobel

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