Cat Proofing Your Home

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Playful and intelligent cats investigate objects by touching, chewing and tasting them. Cats love to explore, but need protection from household items that are dangerous if swallowed.


Dangerous Items to Keep Away From Your Cat:

  • String, ribbon, yarn, sewing supplies and other small household items

  • Paper clips, erasers, staples, rubber bands, plastic bags and twist ties

  • Coins, small board game pieces, fragile keepsakes and ornaments

  • Medication, vitamins, pill bottles, dental floss, razors and cotton balls

  • Household and automotive chemicals ("pet-safe" antifreeze is available)

  • Toxic houseplants, including philodendron, mistletoe and poinsettia

  • Toxic garden plants, including lily, azalea, daffodil, tomato and hydrangea

Small striped kitten playing with kitten toy standing on cat tree.

More Ways to Keep Your Cat Safe:

  • Provide cat-safe toys to keep your cat occupied

  • Use covered rubbish bins in your house and garage

  • Keep kitchen countertops clean and clear of food items to reduce temptation

  • Store household chemicals and poisons in a locked cabinet

  • Keep toilet lids down so your cat can't fall in or drink from the bowl

  • Keep electrical cords and wires out of sight or secured to walls

  • Secure dangling blind and curtain cords out of reach

  • Consider planting Timothy grass or fresh catnip in a stable pot indoors to entice your cat and safeguard ornamental 

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