Appointments: (02) 6251 1444
16-18 Purdue St, Belconnen, ACT
(Parking via Gillott Street)
Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 1:00pm
BOOK ONLINE NOW!

Canberra Cat Vet Blog

The 12 Dangers of Christmas

Thursday, November 29, 2018

                                    Less than a month to Christmas! Watch out for these 12 Dangers of Christmas. 

  1. Pine Christmas tree fronds, tinsel, ribbon and ornaments - cause upset stomachs or blocked intestines
  2. Christmas lights are not toys!
  3. Onions and garlic - cause anaemia, but you don't see signs for a few days
  4. Chocolate - makes little hearts race, sometimes too fast for their own good
  5. Alcohol - not even in moderation, makes cats vomit, become incoordinated, have seizures, go into a coma or even die
  6. Dried fruit, especially sultanas, currants and raisins, Christmas cake and pudding, and grapes cause kidney damage
  7. Cooked turkey or chicken bones can block the intestines or pierce the stomach
  8. Liquid potpourri ulcerates and irritates the tongue and throat and if swallowed can cause muscle twitches, weakness, and collapse
  9. Flower arrangements containing lilies are deadly to cats. Lilies like Easter lilies, Tiger lilies and Day lilies damage kidneys
  10. Your medicines including Ibuprofen, Paracetamol, any heart medicine, any anti-depression pills, the morning after coffee!
  11. Xylitol - the artificial sweetener you put in that morning after coffee! Also in chewing gum, breath mints and other fun things to bat around the kitchen
  12. Lithium ion disc batteries in Christmas toys - the electric current flow in the stomach leads to perforation of the stomach wall



Search Blog

Recent Posts


Tags

new kitten heaing changed face rub food puzzles painful noisy breathing asthma xylitol crytococcosus fleas wet litter mince Canberra slow foreign body breathing difficult heart disease bad breath headache mycoplasma christmas urinating outside litter blood in urine pain killer diabetes kidneys breeder desex hyperactive arthritis hunters unwell aerokat tick hyperthyroidism cognitive dysfunction mass groom introduction carrier visit fear dymadon check-up behaviour change spey stiff kitten deaths string dental old moving gifts introducing cat worms mouth breathing sore ears new cat furballs dry food ulcer checkup aggressive whiskers tradesmen diuretics cage inflammatory bowel disease best vet desexing tooth snake sense of smell odour introductions allergy, paralysis overweight vet visit skinny cough senses AIDS behaviour castration pet head conflict runny nose nose scabs poisonous plants panadol cryptococcosis poisons pica worms New Year's Eve prey wool training strange behaviour old cat itchy plants blood lymphoma appetite paralysed polish high blood pressure best clinic vaccination kitten stare into space pancreatitis body language signs of pain litter enemies sneeze hearing twitching biopsy sore fluid pills sensitive open night feliway unsociable hunched over eye ulcer microchip senior annual check sudden blindness diarrhoea abscess,cat fight aggression physical activity hospital cat history African wild cat blood test echocardiography permethrin insulin urine rough play vision straining snake bite vomiting scratching fight tartar return home exercise obesity feline herpesvirus euthanasia meows a lot furball FORLS pheromone home drinking more blue hungry marking hunter tapeworm paralysis tick drinking a lot advantage attack off food bump lump herpesvirus nails urination fever goodbye aspirin plaque liver teeth lick kidney massage blind tumour diet dementia when to go to vet bite poisoning birthday cystitis eyes cancer snuffles kibble award eye hiding poison sucking wool fabric renal disease not eating blindness love blood pressure prednisolone open day Hill's Metabolic Canberra Cat Vet litter box calicivirus blockage cat containment scratch snot health check urinating fits pain train lily revolution cat enclosure learning seizures sick skin cancer rash constipation intestine paracetamol client night antiviral mental health of cats enteritis grooming opening hours flu in season jumping on heat lilies depomedrol cat vet vomit hunting pet meat vaccine panleukopenia IBD grass adipokines holidays lame sensitive stomach worming pet insurance rolls weight vocal pill free heavy breathing stress obese socialisation urinating on curtains or carpet lilly chlamydia holiday panadeine allergy new year best veterinarian ribbon kitten play information night indoor cats antibiotics spray runny eyes rigid head virus touch weight loss snuffle decision to euthanase thirsty feline enteritis cat behaviour cat pain relief cat fight best cat clinic urine spraying competition ulcers hairball anaemia cat friendly thyroid eye infection weight control fat corneal ulcer scratching post change roundworm thiamine deficiency flea treatment activity cranky snakes cortisone flea prevention poisonous toxic anxiety wobbles hypertrophic cardiomyopathy skin yowling bladder stones spraying hard faeces hypertension blocked cat tablet restless rub petting cat holes in teeth dental treatment catoberfest bed kidney disease holes dental check brown snake kittens introduce toxins scale abscess photo competition snakebite hole collapse pred sun appointment panleukopaenia FIV ACT salivation panamax cat flu gasping sore eyes comfortis computer dilated pupils cta fight fireworks radioactive iodine bladder sick cat ulcerated nose cat enclosures

Archive

A calm, quiet haven for cats and their carers staffed by experienced, cat loving vets and nurses.

Canberra Cat Vet 16-18 Purdue St Belconnen ACT 2617 (parking off Gillott Street) Phone: (02) 6251-1444

Get Directions