230 cat poisons (list)

A list of 230 cat poisons. The list is not comprehensive but it is long and thorough. The purpose? To alert concerned cat owners to the possible cat poisons that might surround them. The list is applicable to many countries, particularly the USA. Notice: don’t deliberately poison a cat. It is cruel and a crime. You don’t want to be a criminal as you’ll probably regret it when you are older and wiser. Without wishing to state the obvious, if you suspect that your cat has ingested any of these poisons an immediate and urgent call to your veterinarian is required. Although there must be a variable degree of poisoning.

Poisonous to cats
Two useful tags. Click either to see the articles: Toxic to cats | Dangers to cats

Poisonous to cats. Image: Pixabay.

Please click here for pages on this website about cat poisons. Please click here for an general page on cat poison that I wrote a long time ago with many comments.

  1. Permethrin insecticides designed for dogs
  2. Topical insecticides
  3. Human antidepressants such as Venlafaxine
  4. Glow jewellery and sticks
  5. Lilies  – some lilies are safe – click here.
  6. Liquid pot pourri
  7. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. aspirin)
  8. Tylenol
  9. Anticoagulant rodenticides
  10. Amphetamines
  11. Antihistamines
  12. Sleeping tablets
  13. Diet pills
  14. Heart pills
  15. Blood pressure pills
  16. Vitamins
  17. Antifreeze
  18. Hypercalcaemic agents
  19. Bromethalin
  20. Strychnine (poison bait)
  21. Sodium fluoroacetate (poison bait)
  22. Phosphorus (poison bait)
  23. Zinc phosphide (poison bait)
  24. Metaldehyde (poison bait)
  25. Arsenic
  26. Organophosphates and carbamates (insecticides)
  27. Chlorinated hydrocarbons (insecticide)
  28. Pyrethrins (insecticide)
  29. Pyrethroids (insecticide)
  30. Gasoline (petrol)
  31. Kerosene
  32. Turpentine
  33. Lead
  34. Corrosive household products such as toilet bowl cleaners
  35. Garbage and food poisons
  36. Onions
  37. Garlic
  38. Chocolate
  39. Coffee
  40. Grapes
  41. Raisins
  42. Macadamia nuts
  43. Poisonous plants (173 plantsclick here for list). Top ten click here. Safe ones, click here.
  44. Toad and salamander poison. Marine toad is highly poisonous
  45. Bees
  46. Wasps
  47. Yellow jackets
  48. Ants
  49. Black widow spider
  50. Brown recluse spider
  51. Tarantulas
  52. Rattlesnakes
  53. Cottonmouths
  54. Copperheads
  55. Coral snakes
  56. Gila monster (lizard)
  57. Mexican bearded dragon


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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 74-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare. If you want to read more click here.

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