Kitten Proofing Your Home

Kittens are born explorers and exploring their environment helps them establish a safe and secure territory.  However this can lead your kitten into potentially dangerous situations so it’s important to take precautions against any potential dangers including: 

  • Open windows
  • Food left out in the kitchen 
  • Boiling saucepans and kettles 
  • Sharp knives 
  • Poisonous houseplants (including lilies, ivies, philodendrons and poinsettias) 
  • Poisonous garden plants ( including crocuses, dafodils, tulips, snowdrops, lily of the valley and aconite)
  • Breakable ornaments 
  • Open fires and chimneys 
  • Detergents and chemicals 
  • Plastic bags 
  • Electrical equipment and cables 
  • Open washing machine and tumble drier doors 
  • Open toilets 
  • Children
  • Unfriendly other pets 
  • Paracetamol
  • Ethylene glycol –the active ingredient in antifreeze
  • Spot-on flea treatments for dogs – many contain Permethrin; poisonous to cats
  • Metaldehyde - in slug/snail baits/pellets
  • Decorating materials – e.g. paints, varnishes, preservatives, paint and glass cleaners can contain petroleum distillates; harmful to cats

For more information speak to one of our veterinary nurses.