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Cat Proofing Your Home

Cats are extremely agile and curious creatures. They can get into things dogs could never dream of. It’s important to cat-proof your home before bringing your new friend home.
Remove all string, rubber bands, paper clips, needles, dental floss and fishing line from your cat’s reach.
Tie up or remove all dangling cords and drapery pulls.
Keep your cat away from electrical cords. If kitty maintains an interest in chewing on them, spray the cords with a deterrent such as bitter apple or coat them with hot sauce.
Close all appliances. Dryers are warm inviting places for catnaps.
Place child-proof latches on cupboards that contain cleaning products.
Make sure all window screens are secure.
Keep poisonous products, plants and foods from your cat’s reach. Many common household products are toxic if you cat ingests them. Common culprits are:
  PLANTS – Oleander, Azalea, Holly Berries, Mistletoe, African Violets. Although not toxic, poinsettias cause great digestive distress.
  HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS – Antifreeze, fabric softener sheets, batteries, mothballs
  FOODS – onions, coffee grounds, tomato leaves and stems, Macadamia nuts, chocolate
  ASPIRIN
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