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What Plants are considered Poisonous to my Cat?
Here's a list of wild plants and houseplants that are poisonous
to your cat.
Please make sure your cat cannot be around any of these plants.
What plants can your cat enjoy nibbling on unabashedly? You can assume that
anything with square stems and opposite leaves is OK.
The mint family is a good example, including most varieties of catnip and
Lovely though they are, some plants can be deadly enemies to your cat. If
you must have any of these plants in your home, keep them safely out of reach.
Poisonous Plants for Cats list include:
Apple Leaf Croton
Bird of Paradise
Cherry (seeds and wilting leaves) Chinese Evergreen
Easter Lily (especially cats!) Elaine
Fruit Salad Plant
Giant Dumb Cane
Gold Dust Dracaena
Hahn's Self-Branching Ivy
Indian Rubber Plant
Janet Craig Dracaena
Japanese Show Lily (especially cats!) Jerusalem Cherry
Lacy Tree Philodendron
Lily of the Valley
Madagascar Dragon Tree
Oriental Lily (especially cats!) Peace Lily
Peach (wilting leaves and pits) Pencil Cactus
Poinsettia (low toxicity)
Saddle Leaf Philodendron
Spotted Dumb Cane
String of Pearls
Swiss Cheese Plant
Tiger Lily (especially cats!) Tomato Plant (green fruit, stem and leaves) Tree
Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia
It is impossible to list every variety of plant here. When in doubt, check
with your veterinarian.
What to do if your Cat Eats a Poisonous Plant
Call the veterinarian immediately and follow instructions.
If you suspect that your cat has eaten a poisonous plant, you may need to
induce vomiting. To induce vomiting in your cat, you can do one of three
- Give it one teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide every ten minutes for 30
- Or, one-fourth of a teaspoon of salt placed at the back of the tongue.
- Or, Syrup of Ipecac (one teaspoon per ten pounds of body weight).
DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING:
IF your cat has swallowed an acid, alkali, solvent, heavy duty cleaner,
petroleum product, tranquilizers, or a sharp object, is severely depressed or
comatose, or swallowed the substance more than two hours ago.
The following Household items are Poisonous to
bleach hair coloring
de-icers for melting snow
snail or bug bait
suntan lotion with cocoa butter
dye nail polish
foam nail-polish remover
One of the most common pet emergencies is from pets being poisoned by
common household chemicals.
This can be avoided easily by making sure you put bottles and containers away
in a safe and secure place.
Basically take the same precautions you would with a small child.
But also many household cleaning products contain toxins that can harm the
pet's even after using them.
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