Plants That are Dangerous to Cats

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(SEASONAL PLANTS, OUTDOOR PLANTS, SYMPTONS & PREVENTION)

SYMPTOMS OF PLANT POISONING:

  • Continual vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Refusal of food
  • Pale gums or tongue
  • Swollen tongue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Convulsions

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CAT IS POISONED:

If your cat experiences any of the above symptoms, consult a veterinarian immediately. Find out what plant your cat got into, as this will help in diagnosing your cat.

PREVENTION:

Whether your cat is outdoor or indoor, always survey the area in which your cat spends his/her time to "kitty-proof". Make sure none of the listed plants are accessible to your cat. It is always best to keep your cat inside.

DANGEROUS HOLIDAY/SEASONAL PLANTS:

  • American Mistletoe
  • Autumn Crocus
  • Bittersweet
  • Easter Lily
  • Japanese Euonymus
  • Holly
  • Christmas Rose
  • Crown of Thorns
  • Poinsettia
  • Jerusalem Cherry

DANGEROUS COMMON HOUSEPLANTS:

  • Caladiums
  • Dumb Cane
  • Hydrangea
  • Many indoor Ivies
  • Ornamental Tobacco
  • Paperwhites and other winter forced bulbs
  • Narcissus
  • Philodendron
  • Rhododendron

DANGEROUS COMMON OUTDOOR PLANTS:

  • Clematis
  • Cyclamen
  • Hydrangea
  • Lily
  • Narcissus
  • Wisteria
  • Arrowgrass
  • Baneberry
  • Black Locust
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Bloodroot
  • Boston Ivy
  • Boxwood
  • Bulb Flowers: Star of Bethlehem, Tulip, Hyacinth, Iris
  • Buttercup
  • Castor Bean
  • Chinaberry
  • Daphne
  • Deadly Nightshades (including potato vines, green spots, and tubers)
  • Dutchman's Breeches
  • Elderberry
  • False Hellebore
  • Foxglove
  • Jack-in-the-Pulpit
  • Jimson Weed Thorn Apple
  • Horse Chestnut
  • Indian Tobacco
  • Ground Cherries
  • Lantana
  • Larkspur
  • Delphinium
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Locoweed
  • Lupine Bluebonnet
  • Monkshood
  • Morning Glory
  • Mountain Laurel
  • Kalmia latifolia
  • Mushrooms (all outdoor varieties have potential of being toxic)
  • Oleander
  • Onions, Chives, other related plants
  • Poison Hemlock
  • Poison Oak Poison Ivy
  • Pokeberry
  • Poppy
  • Privet
  • Rhubarb (only the leaves are toxic)
  • Rosary Pea
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Sweetpea
  • Tansy Mustard
  • Tomato (only the vine is toxic)
  • Virginia Creeper
  • Wild Cherry, Wild Peach, Wild Apricot, Chokeberry, Almond, Black Cherry
  • Yews (especially the berries)
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