Spring Safety Tips For Your Cat

Some cats absolutely love the outdoors. Whether your cat loves to lay on your patio enjoying the sunshine or loves to explore your backyard during the sunny afternoons, it’s important to remember these important tips to keep your cat safe!

The cat sits on the stairs next to a bouquet of yellow flowers

Toxic Plants to Cats

  • Amaryllis (Amaryllis sp.)
  • Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
  • Azaleas and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron sp.)
  • Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)
  • Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum sp.)
  • Cyclamen (Cyclamen sp.)
  • English Ivy (Hedera helix)
  • Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe sp.)
  • Lilies (Lilium sp.)
  • Oleander (Nerium oleander)
  • Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp.)
  • Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
  • Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)
  • Spanish thyme (Coleus ampoinicus)
  • Tulip and Narcissus bulbs (Tulipa and Narcissus sp.)
  • Yew (Taxus sp.)

Flea/Tick/Heartworm Protection

Make sure to protect your cat from outdoor pests. Fleas and Ticks can carry disease as well as cause your cat discomfort and skin issues. Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets so it is extremely important to use preventatives. Revolution is a once monthly topical medication that protects your cat from fleas, ticks, heartworms and more. Revolution is a must have if your cat goes outside!revolution

Other dangers include:

  • Eating mice that have ingested poison
  • Wild animals
  • Cars
  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizers

We recommend that if you are going to let your cat outdoors it should be supervised and within a fenced in area!

Links:

http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/pet-owners/seasons/summer-pet-poisons/

https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/aspca-guide-pet-safe-gardening

http://www.catster.com/the-scoop/10-cat-safe-plants

http://www.petmd.com/cat/emergency/poisoning-toxicity/e_ct_lily_poisoning

http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/pet-owners/basics/top-10-plants-poisonous-to-pets/

http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poisons/

https://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm-basics

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