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Also... go to Dr. Greenway's website (linked above) to learn about the '18 Common Houseplants That Are Poisonous to Cats and Dogs.' Additional Serious Information: Read Michael Broad's article in PoC titled 'The Top 10 Cat Poisons in the USA and Lilies are in the Number 1 Spot'.
12/7/2019 "Most cat owners are guilty of feeding their feline friends from their own plate - but what foods shouldn't you feed them?" "Milk, bread and fatty meat are among the potentially harmful foods that shouldn't be fed to cats, according to experts." - NorthWalesLive
10/23/2019 "Cats can't taste sweet things. Also, some foods are not only tasteless to them, but are also very dangerous to their health. So while we think we are being good owners, we might actually be harming them. There are foods that are even poisonous to our cats and we need to pay attention to them because it is always better to be safe than sorry." - Bright Side
10/03/2019 "Some cats will beg and plead for human food, especially when they see you eating. Giving your cat any table scraps or tidbits of human food is a dangerous practice that should not be encouraged for multiple reasons. First, cats need the nutrients that are specifically provided for them in good, premium cat foods, and any "extras" that they consume will take away their appetites for their regular meals." - TheSprucePets
"Have you ever wondered whether it’s safe for your cat to eat the leftovers they have their eye on? While cats are typically fussier than dogs and seem to know what they want, they don’t always get it right – sometimes cats will want to eat things that aren’t good for them. When that happens, it’s important for owners to understand which human-food their pets can and can’t eat." - PetsAtHome
2/17/2020 "Cats may not chow down on garbage like dogs do, but they get into their share of people food, houseplants and other weird things. Here's why certain ordinary-seeming items are dangerous to cats, and what you can do about them." - lifehacker
"With winter now upon us vets are warning owners of cats of the danger of antifreeze poisoning. Your cat may find it sweet and tasty, but anti-freeze is also deadly."
12/8/2019 "A Wakefield vet has issued a stark reminder to cat owners of the dangers of antifreeze. The warning from Calder Vets comes in the wake of the death of two cats from the same family. Vets suspect the pair became ill after drinking antifreeze." - Wamiz
2/2/2020 "The ingestion of antifreeze can lead to kidney failure in cats. Cherrydown Vets in Essex has warned about the potentially fatal dangers antifreeze has on pets, particularly cats. Felines are more at risk in the winter months when the product is being used regularly. The main cause of kidney failure is ethylene glycol toxicity..." - Harwich and Manningtree Standard
10/07/2019 "Yarn, Wires, Himalayan Salt Lamps, Bones, Mini Blinds, Treated Toilet Water, Flowers & Plants, Bread Dough, Liquid Potpourri, etc." - DailyNewsView
2/6/2020 "When it comes to essential oils, many of us have one or more diffusers around our homes. But did you know that emitting essential oils around cats can be detrimental to their health?" - Cole and Marmalade
1/15/2020 "Voltaren comes in a gel/jelly, cream, spray and extended-release patch. If you pet your animal after applying Voltaren without washing your hands with soap and water, or if pets lick your skin where the medication has been applied or chew on the patch, they can develop gastrointestinal ulcers and kidney damage." - GoErie.com
12/4/2019 "Essential oils and diffusing devices are becoming increasingly popular, and as the holidays approach, it’s likely that many people will be giving or getting them as gifts — but those soothing oils could be harmful to pets in the home if not used correctly." - Fox10Phoenix
11/23/2019 "There’s a current story doing the rounds that acts as a genuine word of caution. One woman called Marianna told a story about her own dog, who was acting strangely and unresponsive to his own name. When she turned off her essential oil diffuser, however, her dog got better. Marianna didn’t realise the connection until another day when the pup had to be taken to the vet, where they told her just how common these issues are." - METRO
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