December probably means you've got a lot of things in your house that normally aren't there. Such things as:
* a pine tree in the middle of your living room
* bizarre cooking ingredients like yeast and acorns
* the same relatives that made you move to Arizona in the first place
With these new and unusual items come dangers that you might not have realized. Here's a few holiday specific things that can pose a danger to your cats and the symptoms that may indicate they ingested something more than kibble.
- drunken appearance, abdominal pain, respiratory depression, cardiac arrest
-weakness, vomiting, lack of coordination, tremors
-vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, tremors, seizures
-oral and esophageal burns
-injury to the mouth or gastrointestinal tract
-corrosive injury to the mouth or gastrointestinal tract
-mild gastrointestinal upset
-gastrointestinal upset, lowered blood pressure, cardiovascular collapse
-gastrointestinal upset, depression
-gastrointestinal upset, foreign body obstruction, kidney failure
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-may affect one or more body systems, life-threatening conditions possible
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-vomiting, diarrhea, disorientation
-vomiting, drunken appearance, excessive drinking and urinating, seizures, kidney failure
-kvetching, threats to run away, mocking laughter, repeated use of the phrase "so glad I'm not human"
Happy Holidays, everyone. Keep those cats safe.