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My Kitten Dangers Checklist

Discussion in 'Savannah Kitten Household Danger Checklist' started by Pamster, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Pam Flachs

    Pam Flachs Moderator, Clos du Chat Savannah Cats Staff Member

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    This is a list I give to my kitten customers. They find it very helpful, and I am sure there are other things to add...feel free!

    Kitten Danger Checklist

    ****(If it's not safe for a young child, it's not safe for your kitten)****

    Chocolate of any kind/grapes and raisins (can be fatal if enough is ingested)
    Many house plants (especially lilies, ivies, cactus)
    Cigarettes (including butts, matches)
    Bread wire twists ties/plastic fasteners
    Hair ties/ponytail holders (can cause intestinal blockage if not passed; consult vet ASAP)
    Rubber bands
    Staples, paper clips, thumb tacks
    Milk jug rings (choking hazard) and bottle caps
    Thread, yarn, any string, dental floss (if ingested, do not pull out. Consult your vet)
    Garlic, onion, salt, grapes, raisins, alcoholic beverages, coffee, tea
    Essential oils used as fragrance or air fresheners (can cause liver damage)
    Antifreeze
    Cooked bones (can splinter easily and be swallowed)
    Recliners (check to make sure kitty is not under chair or inside of it)
    Plastic bags and paper bags with handles (cut the handles off and use with supervision)
    Cleaning products and room fresheners (use sparingly, keep locked up, use child and pet safe products)
    Medications including vitamins (human and pet meds)
    Saran wrap and aluminum foil (choking hazard)
    Electrical cords
    Mini blind cords (strangling hazard)
    Toilets (drowning danger)
    Washers and dryers (check before each use, and do not allow cats to play in them)
    Sewing needles and pins, buttons, etc
    Toothpicks
    Cheaply made or very small cat toys
    Hot stoves and burners, wood stoves, refrigerators (check before closing door)
    Candles left burning unattended
    Very tall cat trees (attach firmly to wall or ceiling and use padding and/or carpet underneath)
    Children's small toys (legos, lite-brite pegs, etc)
    Balloons
    Styrofoam/packing peanuts
    Rubber mats with plastic backing used as beds for very young kittens (causes suffocation)
    Mesh hampers
    Outdoor pools
    DAP caulking products (contain antifreeze ingredients)
    Artificial sweeteners and foods or toothpaste made from it
    Oven and stove knobs can turn on easily and cause fires. Replace, remove, or cover knobs with child safety knobs. Keep items off stove top burners and out of oven when not in use.
    Silica packets (small white pockets with silicone beads; commonly found in new shoes, electronics and many medications)
    Superglue and other adhesives
     
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  2. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

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    This is a great checklist, Pam! Thanks for sharing! If you have any others, please click on Pam's user name, start a conversation and send them to her, so she can add to list. Or you can reply to this post and add your own.
     
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  3. waitingforgeorge

    waitingforgeorge George's brother

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    Ok, I will ask this. I have a pool with a child safe fence, about 40" tall. It is located in our screened in lanai attached to the back of the house. How driven will a Savannah be to gain access to the pool?
     
  4. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

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    I guess it depends on the cat, since every Savannah is different. But I will let others chime in here, since I don't have a pool.
     
  5. Patti

    Patti Admin Staff Member

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    Hard to know without putting the Savannah out there and seeing what happens. However, a 40" fence is not going to deter a Savannah that wants to get to the other side.
     
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  6. casper75

    casper75 Savannah Super Cat

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    Fantastic checklist I guess you would have to have all those items In a cupboard with child proof lock & electrical cables should be enclosed in a tube when going to either a power point or board.
     
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  7. Katniss

    Katniss And her brother Crazy !

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    So, I have a question! After your kitties grow up, must you continue to childproof all items and worry all the time if you dropped something they might ingest?? Right now, If I drop anything (piece of paper, plastic etc..) my female jumps on it as if some great meal item, and I wonder if they ever grow out of that?? Thanks for the input...
     
  8. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

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    I'm not sure...mine did not do any of this type of thing...
     
  9. Patti

    Patti Admin Staff Member

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    Yes, I always try to make sure that potential Savannah owners understand that they will be living with a perpetual two year old for the next 15 or so years, and they must be prepared to make that commitment.
     
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  10. Julie

    Julie Savannah Super Cat

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    Nope... 2 years later they are just as silly, but now plot more lol
     
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