Some human over-the-counter and prescription medicines pose a serious threat to your cat, so keep them in a place he can't get into.
You may have heard that some common medicines work for people and cats. Never medicate your cat without first talking to your vet, though -- it's easy to give your cat a fatal overdose.
Many cats crave people food, but this human fare can be poisonous to your feline:
Indoor and Outdoor Plants
Common houseplants -- as well as ones that you may bring into your home -- can be hazardous to your cat's health:
Insecticides and Other Chemicals
Some chemicals taste especially good to cats. To prevent accidental pet poisoning, keep these and all chemicals locked away:
More Household Hazards
These common household items can choke or strangle your cat. Some may even lead to intestinal blockages.
If Your Cat's Been Poisoned
Every moment matters if you think your cat has been exposed to something toxic.
Call your vet. Post your veterinarian's phone number in an obvious place, along with the number for the Animal Poison Control Center: (888) 426-4435. They can help you know what to do next.
Collect samples. Take samples of vomit, stool, and the poison your cat consumed to the vet with your cat.
Watch for symptoms. Symptoms of poisoning in cats include:
Educate. After your cat recovers, call your poison control center or humane society to let them know what happened to your pet, so they can track problem poisons and help prevent other pet poisonings.
Thanks to WebMD Pets for this helpful information.