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    It has been said that a house is not a home without a cat. But while cats may make homes more pleasant for owners, ther are many things an owner can do to make a house a home for a cat. - Pets And Vets Magazine, Australia

    flowericongrey Basic Cattery Planning - Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA)

    Household Dangers for Cats - Pets will investigate the world they find themselves in. This cannot be and should not be discouraged, but it can lead any pet into danger. Before acquiring a new cat-dog or puppy-kitten, it is worth considering what hazards it will face around your home, and what precautions may be taken. Such ordinary household items as pans of boiling water or hot fat, live cables (TV, lamps, radio or any wire they can reach), toxic cleaners such as bleach, laundry tablets, glass cleaners etc., are potential deathtraps and, as such, must be kept well out of reach.

    Read More: http://rulingcatsanddogs.com/pet-proof-homes.htm

    flowericongrey Greenhouse plants

    Plants from commercial greenhouses may be sprayed with systemics to control pests.  Some are fairly nasty and long-lasting. More enlightened greenhouses use integrated pest management techniques and vastly reduce the costs of pest control, and costs to the environment.

    You'll need to ask about what the sprays are, how often, etc. They should have MSDS (material safety data sheets) on hand for everything they use. Many greenhouses also  buy foliage plants (esp.) from commercial growers in southern states, rather than raising their own plants, so you need to ask about that too.

    flowericongrey Household plants

    Gives a rash after contact: chrysanthemum; creeping fig; weeping fig; pot mum; spider mum.

    Irritating; the mouth gets swollen; tongue pain; sore lips -- potentially fatal, these plants have large calcium oxalate crystals and when chewed, esophageal  swelling may result, resulting in death unless an immediate tracheotomy is done: Arrowhead vine; Boston ivy; caladium; dumbcane; Emerald Duke; heart  leaf (philodendrum); Marble Queen; majesty; neththyis; parlor ivy; pathos; red princess; saddle leaf (philodendron); split leaf (philodendron).

    Generally toxic; wide variety of poisons; usually cause vomiting, abdominal pain, cramps; some cause tremors, heart and respiratory and/or kidney problems  (difficult for you to interpret): Amaryllis; azalea; bird of paradise; crown of thorns; elephant ears; glocal ivy; heart ivy; ivy; Jerusalem cherry; needlepointivy; pot  mum; ripple ivy; spider mum; umbrella plant.

    flowericongrey Outdoor plants

    Vomiting and diarrhea in some cases:
    Delphinium; daffodil; castor bean; Indian turnip; skunk cabbage; poke weed; bittersweet; ground cherry; foxglove; larkspur; Indian tobacco; wisteria; soap berry.

    Poisonous and may produce vomiting, abdominal pain, sometimes diarrhea:
    horse chestnut/buckeye; rain tree/monkey pod; American yew; English yew;  Western yew; English holly; privet; mock orange; bird of paradise bush; apricot & almond; peach & cherry; wild cherry; Japanese plum; balsam pear; black locust.

    Various toxic effects:
    rhubarb; spinach; sunburned potatoes; loco weed; lupine; Halogeton; buttercup; nightshade; poison hemlock; pig weed; water hemlock; mushrooms; moonseed; May apple; Dutchman's breeches; Angel's trumpet; jasmine; matrimony vine.

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    flowericongrey Hallucinogens

    marijuana; morning glory; nutmeg; periwinkle; peyote; loco weed.

    flowericongrey Convulsions

    china berry; coriaria; moonweed; nux vomica; water hemlock.

    flowericongrey Plants that are poisonous to cats:

    -A-
    Alfalfa
    Almond (Pits)
    Aloe Vera
    Alocasia
    Amaryllis
    Apple (Seeds)
    Apple Leaf Croton
    Apricot (Pits)
    Arrowgrass
    Asparagus Fern
    Autumn Crocus
    Avacado (Fruit and Pit)
    Azalea

    -B-
    Baby's Breath
    Baneberry
    Bayonet
    Beargrass
    Beech
    Belladonna
    Bird of Paradise
    Bittersweet
    Black-eyed Susan
    Black Locust
    Bleeding Heart
    Bloodroot
    Bluebonnet
    Box
    Boxwood
    Branching Ivy
    Buckeyes
    Buddist Pine
    Burning Bush
    Buttercup

    -C-
    Cactus, Candelabra
    Caladium
    Calla Lily
    Castor Bean
    Ceriman
    Charming Dieffenbachia
    Cherry (Pits, Seeds and wilting leaves)
    Cherry,  (wild varieties )
    Cherry, Ground
    Cherry, Laurel
    Chinaberry
    Chinese Evergreen
    Christmas Rose
    Chrysanthemum
    Cineria
    Clematis
    Cordatum
    Coriaria
    Cornflower
    Corn Plant
    Cornstalk Plant
    Croton
    Corydalis
    Crocus, Autumn
    Crown of Thorns
    Cuban Laurel
    Cutleaf Philodendron
    Cycads
    Cyclamen

    -D-
    Daffodil
    Daphne
    Datura
    Deadly Nightshade
    Death Camas
    Devil's Ivy
    Delphinium
    Decentrea
    Dieffenbachia
    Dracaena Palm
    Dragon Tree
    Dumb Cane

    -E-
    Easter Lily *
    Eggplant
    Elaine
    Elderberry
    Elephant Ear
    Emerald Feather
    English Ivy
    Eucalyptus
    Euonymus
    Evergreen 

     

    -F-
    Ferns
    Fiddle Leaf Fig
    Florida Beauty
    Flax
    Four  O'Clock
    Foxglove
    Fruit Salad Plant

    -G-
    Geranium
    German Ivy
    Giant Dumb Cane
    Glacier Ivy Golden Chain
    Gold Dieffenbachia
    Gold Dust Dracaena
    Golden Glow
    Golden Pothos
    Gopher Purge

    -H-
    Hahn's  Ivy
    Heartland Philodendron
    Hellebore
    Hemlock, Poison
    Hemlock, Water
    Henbane
    Holly
    Honeysuckle
    Horsebeans
    Horsebrush
    Horse Chestnuts
    Hurricane Plant
    Hyacinth
    Hydrangea

    -I-
    Indian Rubber Plant
    Indian Tobacco
    Iris
    Iris Ivy

    -J-
    Jack in the Pulpit
    Janet Craig Dracaena
    Japanese Show Lily *
    Java Beans
    Jessamine
    Jerusalem Cherry
    Jimson Weed
    Jonquil
    Jungle Trumpets

    -K-
    Kalanchoe

    -L-
    Lacy Tree  Philodendron
    Lantana
    Larkspur
    Laurel
    Lily
    Lily Spider
    Lily of the Valley
    Locoweed
    Lupine

    -M-
    Madagascar Dragon Tree
    Marble Queen
    Marigold
    Marijuana
    Mescal Bean
    Mexican Breadfruit
    Miniature Croton
    Mistletoe
    Mock Orange
    Monkshood
    Moonseed
    Morning Glory
    Mother in Law's Tongue
    Morning Glory
    Mountain Laurel
    Mushrooms

     

    -N-
    Narcissus
    Needlepoint Ivy
    Nephytis
    Nightshade

     -O-
    Oleander
    Onion
    Oriental Lily

     -P-
    Peace Lily
    Peach (pits and wilting leaves)
    Pencil Cactus
    Peony
    Periwinkle
    Philodendron
    Pimpernel
    Plumosa Fern
    Poinciana
    Poinsettia (low toxic)
    Poison Hemlock
    Poison Ivy
    Poison Oak
    Pokeweed
    Poppy
    Potato
    Pothos
    Precatory Bean
    Primrose
    Privet, Common

    -R-
    Red Emerald
    Red Princess
    Red-Margined Dracaena
    Rhododendron
    Rhubarb
    Ribbon Plant
    Rosemary Pea
    Rubber Plant

    -S-
    Saddle Leaf Philodendron
    Sago Palm
    Satin Pothos
    Schefflera
    Scotch Broom
    Silver Pothos
    Skunk Cabbage
    Snowdrops
    Snow on the Mountain
    Spotted Dumb Cane
    Staggerweed
    Star of Bethlehem
    String of Pearls
    Striped Dracaena
    Sweetheart Ivy
    Sweetpea
    Swiss Cheese plant

     -T-
    Tansy Mustard
    Taro Vine
    Tiger Lily *
    Tobacco
    Tomato Plant
     (Green fruit, stem and leaves)
    Tree Philodendron
    Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia
    Tulip
    Tung Tree

    -V-
    Virginia Creeper

    -W-
    Water Hemlock
    Weeping Fig
    Wild Call
    Wisteria

    -Y-
    Yews --
    Japanese Yew
    English Yew
    Western Yew
    American Yew

    Pet-proof your house by looking for items that may be dangerous to them. These include cleaners, antifreeze, automobile coolant, and rat poison.

    The fumes from moth balls destroy a cat's liver cells. Use cedar in your closet instead.

    Redecorating your home? Let your cat explore after the decorating is done. Paints, wallpaper pastes and paint thinners can be toxic to cats. Play it safe!

    There are many items in your household with are poisonous to cats!

    Tylenol, Antifreeze, Aspirin, Bleach, Boric Acid, Brake Fluid, Dandruff Shampoo, Diet Pills, Disinfectants, Drain Cleaner, Dye, Fungicides, Furniture Polish, Gasoline, Hair Coloring, Herbicides, Insectisides, Kerosene, Laxatives, Metal Polish, Moth Balls, Mineral Spirits, Nail Polish, Paint, Paint Remover, shoe Polish, Suntan Lotion, and much more!

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