Service Cats: Common Household And Party Toxins To Avoid

MeOW  Welcome to Service Cats and Everything Feline on Furidays. Sorry we missed you all last week, we were on overload and and couldn’t be here. Anyways, we’re back now and can’t wait to tackle our next topic/question. As always, you can ketch up on any post in this series by clickin’ on Training Tips and Everything Feline in our menu. And, don’t furget to leave your questions and topic suggestions in the comments below or send us a purrivate e-mail via our Contact page. Now, let’s get the business outta the way and get on with today’s posty.


Dezi laying in cat tree in new harness




Party Prep:

     With Independence day just around the corner here in the U.S., we thought we’d spend a little time reminding everyone about some safety issues for the furry members of your household. We get asked often what human foods are dangerous for us kitties. Everybody wants to have a good time, unfortunately, us anipals don’t always find human gatherings fun. If you’re planning a party or get together remember to plan ahead and set up a Decompression Room so that your favorite furry can get away from all the hustle and bustle of the festivities. If you’ll be setting off fireworks yourself, remember to keep them away from your pets. An animals hearing is much better than that of a humans’ so the sound of fireworks can be extrememly loud and frightning to us furries.


Raena sits posing in her tiger harness




Toxic Foods & Party Favors:

     Remind everyone not to feed your pets. Not everything fit for human consumption is good fur kitty/woofy. Here’s a list of some foods and other party items you want to avoid giving your anipals:

Alcohol of any kind, Marijuana, Tobacco and Nicotene Products, Candy (especially chocolate), Anything with Xylitol (sweeteners, gum, diet sodas, etc,), Coffee and other Caffeinated Beverages, Nuts, Grapes, Garlic and Garlic Powder, Onions and Onion Powder, Raisins, Avocados, Fruit Seeds, Yeast Dough, Citrus, Milk, Cooked Bones, Tofu, Moldy Foods and Mushrooms. Symptoms of poisoning can range from lethargy to kidney disease and/or death.



Tocix Meds:

     Parties can often be felt the next day as well. Here’s a list of some medications to avoid giving your anipals:

Tylenol or Acetaminophen, ADHD medications or Human Antidepressants unless prescribed by your V-E-T, Aspirin (for cats), Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Pseudoephedrine, Flea Meds with Permethrins (for cats), and Narcotic Pain Meds (unless prescribed by your V-E-T). Even tho’ some human meds are prescribed for us anipals, you should avoid giving us anything not prescribed by a licensed Veterinarian.



Household Toxins:

     Somebody’s always left with the after party clean up. Here’s a list of some household items and party favors you should keep away from your pets:

Antifreeze, Cleaners (especially those containing bleach), Glow Sticks and their luminescent liquid, Potpourri, Rat and Mouse Poisons, Streamers and Strings, Fireworks containing Gun Powder and Sparklers, Essential Oils and Candles.


Raena sniffs the pizzaMmmmmmm Pizza!!! I’s want a piece now!!!


Foods You & Fluffy/Fido Can Share:

     MeOW  That sure is a lot of no no’s, isn’t it? No worries, you don’t always have to say No. Kitties and woofies can have a few bites of Cheddar Cheese, Hamburger Patties (without the seasonings), Brisket and Ribs (without seasonings), small quantities of All Meat Weiners, Watermelon and/or Cantaloupe (without the rind and seeds), Plain Yogurt, Chicken (without the bones or seasonings) and Pumpkin (not Pumpkin Pie filling). Just remember to keep in mind the amount of special goodies kitty/woofy eats and adjust regular meals accordingly.


Dezi laying on floor

Did somepawdy say treats?




Some Things To Remember:

     If you’re grilling on a coal barbeque, remember to make sure all coals are out and cool before leaving it unattended. If your celebrations include a fire pit or bonfire, make sure the fire’s completely out before leaving it unattended. If you’re celebrating in the park or campgrounds, pick up after yourself and your anipals. Be considerate of others so the fun can continue. And always keep the number for Poison Control and your V-E-T on hand, just in case. You know what they say, “Better safe than sorry.” If you suspect that your anipal has been poisoned, don’t hesitate, call your V-E-T immediately. 


Dezi sits atop the Liberty Cat tree while Raena lays on the top ledge looking out the door




Well, there ya’ have it, some things to keep in mind for the coming celebrations. Father’s day is Sunday and there’s sure to be a few celebrations honoring dads everywhere. We celebrate our mommy, who has to be both fur us. Don’t furget to leave your questions or topic suggestions in the comments below or send us an e-mail. We luv hearin’ from you all. And, check out our previous topics by clickin’ on the Training Tips and Everything Feline links in our menu. We’re also joinin’ Comedy Plus fur Feline Furiday. We hope you all have a safe and blest Summer.


Till the next time………………………………………………….Be Blest!!!


Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses 


Deztinee and RaenaBelle   

29 thoughts on “Service Cats: Common Household And Party Toxins To Avoid

  1. Years ago my Mom and Dad used to give the doggie grapes! EEK! That was long before they knew they weren’t good to give him. Several years ago a friend of the family says her kitty got sick and died from getting into her potpourri. I will share this post fur sure, ’cause it has grr-eat reminders fur our humans! Hugs and luvs!

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    1. Oh Valentine, we’re so sorry ’bout your family’s furiends kitty. Fanks fur sharin’. We hope no kitty or doggy has to get sick or die from the foods they eat. Big hugs

      Luv ya’

      Dezi and Raena


  2. I have to make sure candy wrappers, stretch wrap, packing tape, Scotch tape, and similar items are placed in a secured waste paper bin or my cats will chew on them. I had to pull a candy wrapper out of the mouth of one of my cats when he was about to swallow it! I didn’t realize was on the floor, but my kitty found it for me in the worst way. I even have to pull tape used to seal boxes off of boxes that arrive in the mail or the kitty boys will try do it for me, mouthing and trying to eat it!

    That said, this is a very useful reminder of other things you need to be aware of. Having curious pets like cats, you need to kitty proof everything just like you might child proof your home when you have toddlers. If you have a clever kitty that knows how to open drawers and cabinet doors, this becomes even more critical since cleaning materials (bleach, etc.) of are stored under sinks, etc.

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    1. Yep, we’ve done that with tape too. Kitty proofin’ is fur sure a thing that any good kitty pawrent should do. Fanks fur the other reminders. Big hugs

      Luv ya’

      Dezi and Raena


      1. I had an odd one pop up earlier this week. I saw a kitty vomit on the carpet. In it, I saw a bit of the cellophane envelope a packing slip came in. The envelope had been taken out of the trash by Andy (most likely), and he chewed some of it up, then barfed it. I didn’t anticipate this problem, but now know those have to be stashed in a more secure wastepaper basket in a secured cabinet.

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        1. Yeah, mommy had a kitty that would sometimes swallow sparkle balls. Fankfully, he always threw them back up, but she finally had to stop lettin’ him have them. Glad Andy’s okay. Big hugs

          Luv ya’

          Dezi and Raena

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