Hazards around the home

The home is full of potential hazards for your cat, but with a little forward thinking and awareness, many accidents can be avoided.

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Cat proofing your house

If you are thinking about getting a kitten or older cat, it is worth taking a few moments to think about “cat proofing” the house, to help avoid accidents for your new pet and to help keep your belongings safe.

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Pet proofing your garden

The best way to protect your garden and pets is by designing a pet-friendly garden.

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Human foods that are poisonous to cats

Cats are generally more sensible than dogs when it comes to eating things they shouldn’t, however there are still a few things you should watch out for.

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Antifreeze poisoning in cats

Antifreeze is used commonly in radiators and some screen washes, but did you know that it is extremely toxic to cats?

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Dangers of paracetamol to cats

Your cat comes in having had a scrape and you think 'ouch, where are the painkillers?' Please don't be be tempted to give your cat paracetamol as it is very dangerous to them.

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My cat/kitten has had an electric shock
My cat/kitten has had an electric shock, what should I do?

Electric shock, also referred to as electrocution, is not commonly seen in cats, but occurs mostly in kittens and young cats after chewing electric cables. Other possible sources of danger include faulty wiring, fallen transmission cables, broken electrical circuits and, rarely, lightning strikes during thunderstorms when outside.

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