8Alcohol or Ethanol
A lot of people do not realize that alcohol or chemically speaking is a common source of toxicity for cats. It is not fun for the animal when the owner exposes it to alcohol even in jest to see the reaction or confusion. It is not just beer, wine or alcohol in beverage form but also products that contain ethanol as a component.
A few examples would be personal products such as perfumes, deodorants, mouth-washes, cleaning products, medications such as cough syrups, dyes, inks, paints or gasoline. Also it is not just what we use, certain pet dental care products may contain high percentage of alcohol to increase its strength which is comparable to a cocktail. Long term usage of such products with alcohol leads to lasting damage to the kidneys, liver and nervous system of cats. Even eating food that are fermented (fermentation is the breakdown of sugars by bacteria into acids, gases and alcohol) in a substantial quantity can lead to poisoning by ethanol.