Advanced Animal Care

 poisonous plants for cats

Here is a list of the most poisonous plants for cats. Cats love to climb and dig around plants.  Keeping plants that are poisonous away from your cat can help keep it form harm.  The level of toxicity may be different with different parts of the plant so keeping your pet away from the entire plant will prevent any problems and possible trips to the emergency animal hospital.

List of Poisonous Plants For Cats

  • ·       Amaryllis (Amaryllis sp.)
  • ·       Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
  • ·       Azaleas and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron sp.)
  • ·       Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)
  • ·       Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum sp.)
  • ·       Cyclamen (Cyclamen sp.)
  • ·       English Ivy (Hedera helix)
  • ·       Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe sp.)
  • ·       Lilies (Lilium sp.)
  • ·       Marijuana (Cannabis sativa)
  • ·       Oleander (Nerium oleander)
  • ·       Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp.)
  • ·       Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
  • ·       Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)
  • ·       Spanish thyme (Coleus ampoinicus)
  • ·       Tulip and Narcissus bulbs (Tulipa and Narcissus sp.)
  • ·       Yew (Taxus sp.)

Signs of Poisoning in Cats

If you suspect your cat has been poisoned you may notice a change in his or her behavior.  This will normally result in problems with the gastrointestinal tract such as irritation to the skin or mouth.  It could include problems with salivating, vomiting, diarrhea, rapid heartbeat, excessive drinking, lethargy or trouble breathing.  Anytime you notice your pet showing signs of illness you should take them to your veterinary clinic.  If you have any questions about poisonous plants for cats or need to schedule an appointment, call Advanced Animal Care in Berea and they will be happy to help you.