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Having just discovered Lillies are poisonous to cats, I thought a thread listing all poisonous things for cats/kittens would be a good idea. Can you help?

(26 Posts)
WUME Sat 03-Jan-15 06:47:33

I have two kittens, 4 months old and had no idea about Lillies shock

I know I can't use dettol to clean the litter tray and have special cat cleaning tray stuff confused

But what else is dangerous?

I know we can all Google but I thought a thread may raise more awareness

MrsSandler Sat 03-Jan-15 06:50:19

Our kitten is also 4months and we have read that chocolate is poisonous to cats ��

Remembermyname Sat 03-Jan-15 06:59:04

Just to say that I have used dettol wipes on our litter trays for years and both my cats are fine (never heard if there being a problem tbh). I assume its if they ingest it? But then wouldn't that be the same with all cleaning products?

I also used dettol in the kitchen and on the floor.

Obv don't do it if you've heard not to, but just to say my cats are fine!

WUME Sat 03-Jan-15 07:03:07

Well I read it on the back of the 'special cat litter cleaner' so it's probably not all that reliable.

claraschu Sat 03-Jan-15 07:06:57

My cat loved chocolate, and she lived to be 24.

PetuliaGristle Sat 03-Jan-15 07:22:13

Grapes, raisins, sultanas and currants are poisonous to cats and dogs www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/dogs/health/poisoning/common

Micah Sat 03-Jan-15 07:43:11

Thing is, a list compiled from Google and anecdotal evidence on a Mumsnet thread is going to be misleading at best and probably plain wrong.

It also depends on your definition of "toxic". I've seen many lists include a lot of things that would only cause a minor stomach upset.

There are some lists compiled by the poisons unit who research properly- check their website. Although no list is ever going to be exhaustive.

patienceisvirtuous Sat 03-Jan-15 07:50:05

Antifreeze

patienceisvirtuous Sat 03-Jan-15 07:50:47

Milk upsets their tums, not poisonous tho.

Pointlessfan Sat 03-Jan-15 08:01:26

Onions and daffodils. Also too much cheese is bad but my cat loves cheese and goes mad until we give him some!

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 03-Jan-15 08:07:41

Paracetamol is deadly to them.

Any disinfectant with phenols in it, like dettol but others too, is toxic to cats.

Any member of the allium family, so chives, onions, lillies, garlic.

Bleach is very toxic to them to.

I use hot water & washing up liquid for litter trays.

InanimateCarbonRod Sat 03-Jan-15 08:09:19

They're lactose intolerant. Milk or cream should be a rare treat and then only a little amount.

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 03-Jan-15 08:32:02

Top poisonings I see in cats
Antifreeze
Lilies
Grapes/raisins
Allium family- onions, garlic, daffodil bulbs

Other slight less common
Chocolate
Pointsettia
Mistletoe
Holly
Ivy
Alcohol

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 03-Jan-15 08:32:35

Oh forgot one
TCP it is irritant to all pets and can cause nasty swelling.

AngelCauliflower Sat 03-Jan-15 18:40:54

I didnt know about dettol. that's what I use to clean the litter tray!

Archangelfarchnad Sat 03-Jan-15 18:46:41

Oh feckit, I've had a poinsettia out on the table all Christmas. Thanks for the warning, Lonecat, will dispose of it right now. In all fairness, Archcat has shown zero interest in it so far - I hope.

Micah Sat 03-Jan-15 18:51:31

Archangel; from the vet poisons unit;

*CHRISTMAS PLANTS
Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)
Poinsettia has the reputation of being a toxic plant, but this has been greatly exaggerated. It can cause irritation to the mouth and stomach with hypersalivation and sometimes vomiting.*

So I wouldn't worry too much smile

Archangelfarchnad Sat 03-Jan-15 21:40:58

That's a relief, thanks Micah. All the same, I won't get one next year. I had this sudden horrible thought that I'd possibly wrecked his insides like when humans overdose on paracetamol.

Micah Sat 03-Jan-15 22:02:10

smile

See my point upthread- to me, something is toxic or poisonous if it has potential to cause serious or life threatening effects. A bit of hyper salivation and vomiting isn't really a major risk.

Lilies, in comparison, cause kidney failure, so they're not in my house or garden. Especially as the pollen can stick to their coat if they brush past, and be ingested that way.

Btw, paracetamol is far more toxic to cats than dogs or humans. Teeny tiny doses can kill.

Ohfourfoxache Wed 07-Jan-15 03:01:49

Apparently clematis is poisonous for cats, but I don't know how poisonous.

catsdogsandbabies Wed 07-Jan-15 03:14:03

[www.icatcare.org]
Written by vets so info can be believed. Section on poisoning.

RubbishMantra Wed 07-Jan-15 06:13:26

Mistletoe and Holly. <festive>

Any plant that grows from a bulb.

Tomatoes, fruit and plant. Even though i found MCat with his head in the leftover spagbol yesterday, and no ill effects thus far.

Salt.

But impossible to put an exhaustive list, so when I planted up my garden I did extensive research into poisonous plants for cats.

mathanxiety Wed 07-Jan-15 06:37:32

Onions and garlic.

Lilies -- pretty much all lilies incl lily of the valley
Marijuana
Sago Palm
Tulips
Azalea
Oleander
Castor bean
Cyclamen
Cilantro/coriander
Yew
Amaryllis
Autumn crocus
English ivy and all others too
Schefflera
Pothos
Agapanthus
Cactus
Chrysanthemum
Ficus
Primrose
Sumac
Aster
Baby's Breath (Gypsophila)
Boxwood
Calla Lily/Arum lily
Carnation
Clematis
Daffodil (Jonquil)
Freesia
Gladiola
Holly
Hyacinth
Hydrangea
Kalanchoe
Peony
Morning Glory
Poinsettia
Cardboard Palm
Foxglove
Juniper
Delphinium
Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)
Foxglove
Lantana
Larkspur
Mistletoe
Oleander
Rhododendron
Aloe vera
Asparagus fern aka Emerald Feather, Emerald Fern, Sprengeri Fern, Plumosa Fern, Lace Fern, Racemose Asparagus, Shatavari
Begonia
Caladium
Ceriman /Swiss cheese plant
Jade/ Chinese jade
Kaffir lily
Coleus
Corn plant
Dahlia
Daffodil
Sweet pea
Fig
Painter's pallet
Dracaena
Hellebore
Hosta
Kiss me quick
Philodendron
Nephthitis
Orange plant/tree
Tomato plants

Probably more.

Tealady1983 Wed 07-Jan-15 06:41:08

I learnt the hard way about Lily's last Christmas Day sad

tiggy2610 Wed 07-Jan-15 06:46:36

One of mine loves chocolate covered raisins. He claws at the bag (and your hand if it's in the way) to get to one. shock

Now starting to question if I should keep a close eye on him to see if he's trying to get at the onions or knives in the kitchen drawers...hmm

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