Partial List Toxic Substances
Compiled byThe Cat Coach, Marilyn Krieger

There are many poisonous substances that are not listed here. Please do not assume that a specific product is ok just because it is not listed. If you are not clear about the toxicity of certain products, please contact your veterinarian.

Partial List of Toxic Cleaning Substances: Products containing phenols, Products containing camphor,bleach, caustics, detergents, disinfectants, dishwashing soaps, rubbing alcohol, toilet bowl cleaners, water softeners, windshield washer fluids.

Partial List of Toxic Common Household Products: Air freshener products, batteries, brake fluid, caulking, citronella candles, deodorants, dye, moth balls, naphalene, nail polish & remover, Petroleum distillate products: varnishes, glues, glass cleaners, paint and paint solvents, wood preservatives, barbeque lighting fluids, teflon, shoe polish, swimming pool treatment supplies, motor oils, Products containing Ethylene Glycol: anti-freeze

Partial List of Toxic Foods, Medicines & Vanity Products: Food: alcoholic beverages, caffeine, chicken bones, chili, chocolate, cocoa, garlic (damages red blood cells, causing anemia), garlic powder, grapes, green potatoes, hot sauce, macadamia nuts, onions (damages red blood cells, causing anemia), onion powder, pepper, popcorn, products sweetened with xylitol, raisins, rotten food (from garbage cans, etc), select cheeses, tomatoes, white chocolate, yeast doughOnly feed tuna occasionally (because of mercury and a deficiency in certain vitamins, such as E, also tuna can stimulate allergy-like disorders. Read more about tuna: Aspirin, acetaminophen, boric acid, ibuprofen, naproxen, laxatives, other human prescription and OTC drugs, nicotine, Medicines and Vanity Products: Essential oils (causes liver damage) such as Lavender Oils, Tea Tree Oils, Eucalyptus, aromatherapy products (read more about the dangers of essential oils and Aromatherapy at The Lavender Cat, deoderants, mineral oil, potpourri, suntan lotions,Other: Stagnant water can contain blue-green algae/Cynobacteria which can be highly toxic and/or fatal, cocoa mulch (contains theobromine)

Partial List of Pesticides and Herbicides Insecticides and Herbicides containing: boric acid, carbarnates, diazanon, fly baits containing methomyl, glyphosate, organophosphates, permethrin, pyrethrins, pyrethoids, etc. FungicidesSlug and snail Baits containing: meyaldehyde and methiocarbs Rodentcides (including anti-coagulant rodenticides) containing: cholecalciferol, arsenics, strychnine, zinc phosphide, bromethalin, compound 1080, etc.Mice, birds, etc that have eaten poisoned baits.
Other Dangers Bags with handles, bees, dental floss, electric cords, garlands, hornets, pennies (contain zinc), plastic bags, plastic drinking straws, plastic tie wraps, ribbon, rubber bands, string, tinsel, toys with pieces that can be chewed off and swallowed, wasps, yarn

This list of toxic substances was compiled from a variety of sources, including SPCA sites, on-line articles, books and veterinarians. It is not complete.

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