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Chair Spokes that taper - cats can get their head through the wide part but may panic if they lay down and get stuck at the narrow part

Exercise Tubing - used for isometric training - they can chew a piece off the rubber tube and cause an intestinal blockage

Rubber Bands

Hide-a-Beds

Checking refrigerators, ovens, washing machines, dryers (they like the warm insides), cabinets and dishwashers

Plastic bags - like grocery bags or show curtains - some cat's enjoy chewing the wrapper the toilet paper or paper towels come in.

Paper Clips, Twist Ties or other small metal objects they think is a toy

Bowls with small openings at the top (cat can get their head stuck in it)

Cat Beds - like a fleece pillow case - another cat can lay over the opening and suffocate the animal inside

Toilets - kittens can fall in and not get out

Electrocution from cat chewing metal cords

Styrofoam - watch for those Styrofoam peanuts in the shipment box

Cat play boxes with small openings - head can get stuck

Lit Candles

Sewing Thread - even on the spool

Cigarettes - if they eat them are toxic

Needles/Fishing Hooks - especially the decorated ones

Items they can pull over on themselves and not get out of

Watch for cats getting into drawers or cedar chests - they can suffocate

Jewelry - they can be the "in home" thief and take your jewelry for a toy, swallow it and become sick.

Turkey wish bone-Don't leave them out in the open after a holiday(my female ate one and luckily passed it)

Stove tops or anything that produces heat(sphynx love heat)small electric heaters

Antifreeze

Fertilizers

Plant Food

Raisins

Grapes

Chocolate

Onions

Garlic

Alcoholic Beverages

Apple Seeds

Cherry Pits

Coffee Grounds or Beans

Salt

Tea

Yeast Dough

Human Medications

Yarn

Jewerly or Chains

Garland

Ribbons and items from presents opened X-Mas morning

Fake X-Mas tree material

Hooks for bulbs and ornaments

Light bulbs from X-Mas lights

Toys w/ Removable Parts

Leftovers Like Chicken Bones
 
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Re: some things to be aware of....

Electrocution from chewing on cords is a big concern for me. Luckily ButterBall doesn't seem to bother with them that much. I got cords running every which way. But he'll go after a string or yarn in a heartbeat. He might get mixed up one of these days though.
 

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Re: some things to be aware of....

My cats are always trying to sit under my reptile/hedgehog lights/ceramic emiters, which would give them a nice burn. I have moved them into a room the cats can't get too because I have caught them up under the light more then once.
 

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Re: some things to be aware of....

Camping foam mats- I've had a cat eat one and poop blue foam- scared me to death!
 
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Re: some things to be aware of....

I have to watch both of mine with the milk jug rings. They will bat them around for a while and after they have properly killed those plastic rings, they will start to chew on them. That's when I have to take them away. Of course them they get made at me and one or the other will walk around and meow at me like I just took the world away...
 

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Re: some things to be aware of....

i guess i'm not that educated on toxins.. and not that my kitty eats straight salt. but Fiancee puts a lot of salt on his food.. and the salt is always out.
What does salt do to a cat?
 
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Re: some things to be aware of....

My furry cat Milton ate a rubber "foot" off of a tower fan. Its about 1/2" in diameter and they are the little black feet on the bottom of things like fans and coffee pots. I was putting the fan together and one was missing. I didnt think anything of it and just went on my way. about 5 days later he quit eating and drinking. I took him to the vet and took x-rays. There was this strange round thing in the x-rays that I couldn't identify but we new that it was blocking his intestine. We scheduled the surgery for the next morning and all night I tried to figure out what it was. I was laying in bed and thought......that missing rubber piece. I took one off and low and behold, it matched the one in the x-ray. $1300 later he was all better! Just the little things can kill them
 

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Re: some things to be aware of....

One time Zulie got himself caught in a large plastic shopping bag. I had been wrapping Christmas presents and had them piled on the floor. Zulie kept jumping into the crinkly heap scattering them, until he got himself fully trapped in one and began running through our house inside a particularly loud, crinkly bag at top speed. By the time I could cut him off at he pass and release him he was in full blown panic attack mode. He had peed and pooped all over himself, the poor thing. I couldn't help but think he could have asphyxiated himself if we hadn't been home.
 
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Re: some things to be aware of....

Oh dear, just more to worry about with Peeve, my new kitten. From years of dealing with rescues to show animals, my personal mantra has always been......."If anything can go wrong, it will." Animals can get into the strangest situations. I do not take any chances.
When I brought Peeve home, I was actually looking at the ceiling fan to verify there was NO way he could get up there. You always have to be on your guard.

Peeve likes electrical cords too, so I ran all the cords thru paper towel and toilet paper roll center tubes. These will protect the cords until I can get some protective plastic cord covers. Duct tape them together for a quick fix.

Question: Are there any medications that do not agree with the Sphynx breed? Any type of drugs that do not work or cause harm to Sphynx cats?
 
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