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Old 03-06-2003, 08:20 AM
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Keeping Kitty Safe in the House

Keeping Kitty Safe in the House ( 03-02-2003 )

Katie Crane, Consumer Affairs

Although indoor cats live longer than their outdoor counterparts, that doesn't mean there aren''t hazards inside as well.

Think of your cat as a toddler. Keep cleaning agents, laundry detergent, and dryer sheets in a secure cabinet.

Be careful about houseplants. Certain members of the lily (Liliaceae) family can cause kidney failure in cats. Other common plants that are toxic to cats are azaleas, daffodils, tulips, philodendron, and carnations.

Teach your cat not to go near the stove. Burnt paws or singed whiskers can happen instantly!

Be vigilant about keeping the doors closed on dishwashers, refrigerators, ovens, freezers, washers, and dryers (which are especially tempting to cats when they are still warm).

Discard garbage properly and securely so your curious cat can't chew on items such as dental floss, cotton swabs, plastic, or bones. Always cut up the plastic six-pack holders, which can become caught around your cat's neck.

Fringe on bedspreads, rubber bands, small objects on dressers, mothballs, and medicine can all cause severe problems if ingested by your kitty.

Water in the toilet or bathtub can easily cause a kitten to drown if she falls in.

Cords dangling from appliances, such as an iron, may be pulled on and cause serious injury if it falls on your cat or if she decides to chew on a cord that is plugged in.

Be sure all screens and windows are secure, especially if you live in the upper story of a building. A loose screen can easily give way when a 10-pound cat leaps against it.

Cats can get caught in a sofa bed or recliner, or their tails can get crushed under a rocking chair.

The flames on lit candles are intriguing to cats. It's helpful to train yours not to jump onto counters or furniture where they can singe their fur or topple over the candles.
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Old 03-08-2003, 12:09 AM
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Caronamy,
A couple of things that I know first-hand about...
If you have cactus plants inside your house, put them up high. I had a cat lick one...was picking stickers out of her tongue for hours!
The dryer is a VERY DANGEROUS place for your cat!!!! I left mine open, walked away for just a minute...returned and turned it on. After a few seconds, I kept hearing a loud thump, then a scream. My cat had gotten in, and curled up in the clothes. Luckily she wasn't hurt...she went around a few times!
The washer is a bad one, too. Same cat fell into the washer as it was filling...the lid was up, and she was fascinated by the water coming in... AGAIN, VERY lucky! It was a bleach load, and she was about 5 months old! I still tease her about keeping her white fur SO WHITE!!
The overhead garage door...need i say anything about this? I hit the button, and go over to make sure it's clear of sleeping cats.
You can't protect them all the time...but just like small children, you have to look out for things that can cause them harm!
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