Panther Cap Mushroom Parlour Ivy Peace Lily Peach (pits and wilting leaves) Pencil Cactus Pennyroyal Peony Periwinkle Philodendron Pie Plant Pimpernel Pin Cherry Pinks Plumosa Fern Poinciana Poinsettia Poison Hemlock Poison Ivy Poison Oak Pokeweed Poppy Potato Pothos Precatory Bean Primrose PrivetQuaker BonnetsRagwort Red Clover Red Emerald Red Maple Red Princess Red-Margined Dracaena Red Sage Rhododendron Rhubarb Ribbon Plant Richweed Rosemary Pea Rubber PlantSaddle Leaf Philodendron Sago Palm Satin Pothos Schefflera Scotch Broom Scouringbrush Senecio Sensitive Fern Sheep Laurel Silver Pothos Silver Queen Singletary Pea Skunk Cabbage Snake Plant Snapdragon Snowdrops Snow on the Mountain Soapwort Sorghum Spotted Dumb Cane Squirrelcorn Squirreltail Barley St. Johnswort Staggerweed Star of Bethlehem Stinging Nettle String of Pearls Striped Dracaena Sudan Grass Sweet Cherry Sweetheart Ivy Sweetpea Swiss Cheese plantTangia Pea Tansy Mustard Tansy Ragwort Taro Vine Tarweed Thornapple Tiger Lily Tinsel Tree Tobacco Tolguacha Tomato Plant (green fruit, stem and leaves) Tree Philodendron Tri-leaf-wonder Trillium Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia Trumpet Vine Tulip Tung Tree
Valley Venus Flytrap Verbena Virginia Creeper
Walnuts Water Hemlock Weeping Fig West Indian Lantana White Clover White Hellebore White Sanicle White Snakeroot Wild Barley Wild Black Cherry Wild Bleeding Heart Wild Call Wisteria Wolfs Bane Wood Nettle
Yellow Jasmine Yellow Jessamine Yellow Oleander Yellow Sage Yellow Star Thistle Yew
Fingernail Plant Fire Weed Forster Sentry Palm Fortunes Palm Freckle Face Friendship Plant
Gerbera Gherkins Ghost Plant Ghost Leafless Orchid Giant White Inch Plant Giant Holly Fern Giant Aster Gibasis Geniculata Globe Thistle Gloxinia Gold Bloom Goldfish Plant Good Luck Palm Grape Hyacinth Grape Ivy Great Willow Herb Green Ripple Peperomia Greenbrier
Hagbrier Haworthia Haw Hawthorn Hellfetter Hemlock Tree Hen & Chickens Fern Hickory Hindu Rope Plant Holly Fern Hollyhock Honey Locust Honey Plant Honeydew Melon Honeysuckle Fuchsia Hoya Hubbard Squash HypocyrtaIce Plant Imbricata sword fern Irish moss Iron cross begonia Iron tree Ivy-leaf peperomia Ivy peperomiaJackson Brier Jacob’s Ladder Japanese Aralia Japanese Pittosporum Japanese moss Japanese holly fern Jasmine Jewel orchid Joseph’s coat Jungle geraniumKaempferis Kahali Ginger Kenilworth Ivy Kentia Palm Kenya Palm Kenya Violet Kharoub King and Queen Fern King of the Forest King Nut Kuang-yen- pa-hsiehLace Flower Vine Lace Orchid Ladies Ear Drops Lady Lou Lady Palm Lagerstroemia Indica Lance Pleumele Large Lady Palm Leather Peperomia Lemon Bottlebrush Leng-fen tu’an Leopard Orchid Leopard Lily Lesser Snapdragon Lily of the Valley Orchid Linden Lipstick Plant Little Fantasy Peperomia Little Zebra Plant Living Rock Cactus Living Stones Locust Pods Lou-lang-t’ou Luther
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Alcohol Antifreeze Aromatherapy oils Please consult your vet before using ANY aromatherapy oil on your cat. AspirinBleach Boric Acid Brake Fluid Cleaning Fluid Chocolate Cold and flu medication Cooked chicken bones (not toxic but can splinter) CoffeeDeodorants DeodorizersDetergent Disinfectants DyeFungicides Furniture PolishGarlic Glow sticks
Herbicides Ibuprofen Insecticides Laxatives LeadMetal Polish Mineral Spirits Mothballs Nail Polish & RemoverOnionPaint Paint Remover Paracetamol Petrol Phenols (products which turn white when water is added such as Dettol and Pine-o-Clean) Phenylbutazone
Never administer medicine to your cat without veterinary advice. This is especially important with human medication, which can be fatal to cats. Ensure all household chemicals are stored in a safe place where your cat can’t have access to it. Many household chemicals are lethal to cats, even in small doses.
People sometimes make the mistake of feeding human food to their cat. This is ok as long as you know the food is safe. Chocolate (especially dark chocolate) should never be given to cats (or dogs).
Also be aware that cats often scavenge food from your household bin, so it is wise to safely dispose of medicine, chemicals & food where your cat can’t get to it.
A cat doesn’t have to directly eat or drink a toxin to become poisoned. For example, if a cat lies in a garden that has been sprayed with insecticide or weed killer traces can get on the coat, which the cat will ingest during grooming.
Christmas is a busy time for vets. Many pets become unwell after being fed too much human food by their well-meaning owners. A small treat is always welcome by any cat, just as long as it’s the right kind of food, and the cat isn’t fed too much. If in doubt about food that your cat can or can’t eat, check with your vet.
Julia Wilson is a cat expert with over 20 years of experience writing about a wide range of cat topics, with a special interest in cat health, welfare and preventative care.Julia lives in Sydney with her family, four cats and two dogs. She enjoys photography, gardening and running in her spare time.Full author bioContact Julia