Any suspected toxicity, including rodent or snail bait, and human medication. Cats are especially sensitive to insecticides (such as flea-control medication for dogs) or anything that can be licked off their coats including fertiliser and oils

Common Toxicities

  • Rat bait
  • insect bait
  • Chocolate
  • Human medications
  • Certain human foods
  • Cane Toad

Signs and Symptoms

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Panting
  • Salivating / frothing from mouth
  • Gum and tongue colour change to brick red
  • Lethargy
  • Nasal discharge


Do not induce vomiting or use the hose to flush your pets mouth. Use a wet wash cloth to rub the gums and tongue.

If you think your pet is suffering from Toxicity contact a Vet immediately!

Make sure you take any packaging of the suspected toxins to the emergency clinic.