Your Cat Might Snack on your Plants, but Beware!!!
There are a Lot of Plants Poisonous to Cat! Do you Know Them?
Having indoor and outdoor plants in your home can be very relaxing and soothing. Not only that, but it adds beauty to your home. However, if you have cats, you need to be careful with what type of plants you add to your dwelling place. You may not know it, but there are plants that are poisonous to cats.
Sadly, a lot of pet owners have unconsciously put their cats in danger. Before they realize how certain plants can be harmful to their fur babies, it is already too late. So, don’t make this mistake and ensure your home is safe for your four-legged friend.
Thankfully, this article will give you a list of plants and flowers that could poison your cat. We have also included the signs and symptoms that may manifest for each poisonous plant. Read on and learn more about how you can make your home safer for your cat.
Poisonous Plants for Cats
We got this list from Pet MD, a reputable website. Here are some of the most common plants your cat shouldn’t eat or get in contact with:
- Amaryllis (Amaryllis spp.)
- Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
- Azaleas and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron spp.)
- Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)
- Chrysanthemum, Daisy, Mum (Chrysanthemum spp.)
- Cyclamen (Cyclamen spp.)
- Daffodils, Narcissus (Narcissus spp.)
- Dieffenbachia (Dieffenbachia spp.)
- English Ivy (Hedera helix)
- Hyacinth (Hyacinthus Orientalis)
- Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe spp.)
- Lily (Lilium sp.)
- Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)
- Marijuana (Cannabis sativa)
- Oleander (Nerium oleander)
- Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp.)
- Pothos, Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum)
- Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)
- Spanish Thyme (Coleus ampoinicus)
- Tulip (Tulipa spp.)
- Yew (Taxus spp.)
Here are flowers and plants that can cause rashes:
- Poison Ivy
- Poison Oak
- Pothos Ivy (in small amounts)
Here are flowers and plants that can use diarrhea, gas, vomiting, and other signs and symptoms of an upset stomach:
- Baby’s Breath (Gypsophila)
- Calla Lily
- Daffodil (Jonquil)
- Pothos Ivy
- Morning Glory
- English Ivy
Here are flowers and plants that can damage the organs of your cat:
- Cardboard Palm
Here are the most dangerous flowers and plants for your cat as they can cause death:
- Azalea (in large amounts)
- Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)
- Sago Palm
What To Do If Your Cat is Poisoned By a Plant?
Prevention is always better than cure. If you have plants listed above, you need to get rid of them. If you are in doubt, better throw it than to risk having your cat being poisoned by plants.
If you have seen your cat ingest poisonous plants, be sure to know what plant it is and the signs and symptoms manifested by your cat. You can then call the emergency hotline of the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 1-800-222-1222 or call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number (888) 426-4435. They have a list of plants and flowers that are harmful to your feline pet. They can also provide immediate advice on how to handle your situation. Alternatively, you can also call your vet and ask for help.
With all these being said, I hope you get your cat a safer and more loving space to dwell in.