An important part about caring for your cat is keeping them safe! You’ll want to know about these common items you probably have sitting around your home that could prove to be fatal for your feline friend.


Drugs. Have a headache? Pop a Tylenol. But, if your cat accidentally gets into some of your human medication, including aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen, you could be facing a serious health emergency. Other human medicines to keep away from your feline friend include cold medicines, antidepressants, vitamins, diet pills, and drugs that fight cancer.

Strings. We don’t like when strings are attached, but your cat will dislike it even more, because stringy items, including yarn, rubber bands, dental floss, and the like can be easily swallowed by your pet, causing intestinal blockages or even strangulation, both of which can be fatal.

Repellents. Some insect control products could be toxic to your furry pal. Prescription products are always safest, but even a prescription medication meant for a dog could be deadly if used on a cat. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Cooking spray. No one wins when dinner sticks to the pan (unless you’d rather not eat mom’s cooking anyway), but beware that these products are deadly for your pet if ingested. They’ll keep things cleaner for you, but they can prove to be fatal for your cat if left unsupervised.


If you have any questions about what to do if your feline friend has gotten into something they aren’t supposed to, please contact us.