Antidepressants: Cymbalta and Effexor, cats are drawn to those medications. Can cause severe neurologic and cardiac effects.
Flea and tick spot-on products for dogs: can cause tremors, seizures and can be deadly to cats.
Glow sticks and glow jewelry: Those toys have a chemical called dibutyl phthalate. When you're pet puts it in it's mouth, pain and excessive foaming occur. The signs quickly resolve when the cat eats or drinks water.
Household cleaners: like toilet bowl or drain cleaners can cause chemical burns.
Lilies: like Easter, Tiger, and Asiatic lilies. Can cause kidney failure in cats.
NSAIDs: cats are sensitive to drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen. Rimadyl and Meloxicam should be used with caution..
Over the counter cough, cold and allergy medications: Tylenol is toxic. Damages red blood cells and causes liver failure.
Plants containing insoluble calcium oxalate crystals: like peace lily, philodendron, and pothos can cause oral, upper GI irritation, foaming at the mouth, and inflammation when ingested. Severe symptoms are uncommon.
Prescription ADD/ADHD medications: like Adderall, Concerta, Dexedrine, Vyvanse can cause tremors, seizures, cardiac problems and death.
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area