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PLANTS THAT ARE SAFE FOR CATS

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This information is not intended to replace the expertise of animal care specialists, and is not a substitute for a proper consultation with a vet and is only
intended as a guide.
 

Please contact your local veterinary practice for advice or treatment immediately
If you are worried about your pet's health - even if they are closed,
they will always have an out of hours service available.

 

Find out more about what to do in an out of hours emergency.

If you think your pet has been poisoned contact your veterinarian immediately
or call the Pet Poison Helpline at 1-855-213-6680.

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Safe for Cats

Plants Safe for Cats

  • Astilbe  (Astilbe sp.)

  • Bee Balm  (Monarda sp.)

  • Begonia  (Begonia sp.),

  • Bugbane  (Cimifuga racemosa)

  • Butterfly flower  (Schianthus sp.)

  • Calendula  (Callendula sp.)    

  • Catmint/catnip  (Nepeta sp.)

  • Coleus  (Coleus sp.)

  • Columbine  (Aquilegia sp.)

  • Coneflowers  (Echinacea purpura)

  • Coral Bells  (Heuchera sp.)

  • Cosmos  (Cosmos sp.)

  • Goat's Beard  (Aruncus dioicus)

  • Impatiens  (Impatiens sp.)

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Plants Safe for Cats

  • Nasturtium  (Tropaeolum sp.)

  • New Guinea Impatiens
  • Petunia  (Petunia sp.)

  • Phlox  (Phlox sp.)

  • Primrose  (Primula sp.)

  • Queen of the Meadow  (Filipendula ulmaria)

  • Roses  (Rose sp.)

  • Snapdragons  (Antirrhinum sp.)

  • Spider flower  (Cleome sp.)

  • Turf Lilly  (Liriope sp.)

  • Violet  (Viola sp.)

  • Yellow Corydalis  (Corydalis xutea)

  • Zinnia  (Zinnia sp.)

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Plants That Are Harmful To Your Cat

Plants add the needed finishing touches to any decor. But, if you have a feline, that beautiful plant could become a deadly enemy. Listed here are plants poisonous to cats that must be avoided if there are cats in your home. Note that LILIES (*), in particular, are dangerous to cats. While in some cases, just parts of a plant (bark, leaves, seeds, berries, roots, tubers, spouts, green shells) might be poisonous, this list rules out the whole plant. If you must have any of them, keep them safely out of reach. Should your feline friend eat part of a poisonous plant, rush the cat to your veterinarian as soon as possible. If you can, take the plant with you for ease of identification.

Plants Poisonous to Cats.

Siamese Kittens website assumes no liability for the content of this page. This information is not intended to replace the expertise of animal care specialists,and is not a substitute for a proper consultation with a vet and is only intended as a guide. Please contact your local veterinary practice for advice or treatment immediately if you are worried about your pet's health - even if they are closed, they will always have an out of hours service available. Find out more about what to do in an out of hours emergency.

 

If you think your pet has been poisoned contact your veterinarian immediately
or call the Pet Poison Helpline at 1-855-213-6680.

Dangerous Plants for Cats

Almond (Pits of)  
Aloe Vera  
Alocasia  
Amaryllis  
Apple (seeds)  
Apple Leaf Croton  
Apricot (Pits of)  
Arrowgrass  
Asparagus Fern  
Autumn Crocus  
Avacado (fuit and pit)  
Azalea Baby's Breath  
Baneberry  
Bayonet  
Beargrass  
Beech  
Belladonna  
Bird of Paradise  
Bittersweet  
Black-eyed Susan  
Black Locust  
Bleeding Heart  
Bloodroot  
Bluebonnet  
Box  
Boxwood  
Branching Ivy  
Buckeyes  
Buddist Pine  
Burning Bush  
Buttercup Cactus  
Candelabra  
Caladium  
Calla Lily  
Castor Bean  
Ceriman  
Charming Dieffenbachia  
Cherry (pits, seeds & wilting leaves)  
Cherry, most wild varieties  
Cherry, ground  
Cherry, Laurel  
Chinaberry  
Chinese Evergreen  
Christmas Rose  
Chrysanthemum  
Cineria  
Clematis  
Cordatum  
Coriaria  
Cornflower  
Corn Plant  
Cornstalk Plant  
Croton  
Corydalis  
Crocus, Autumn  
Crown of Thorns  
Cuban Laurel  
Cutleaf Philodendron  
Cycads  
Cyclamen  
Daffodil  
Daphne  
Datura  
Deadly Nightshade  
Death Camas  
Devil's Ivy  
Delphinium  
Decentrea  
Dieffenbachia  
Dracaena Palm  
Dragon Tree  
Dumb Cane  
Easter Lily *

Eggplant  
Elaine  
Elderberry  
Elephant Ear  
Emerald Feather  
English Ivy  
Eucalyptus  
Euonymus  
Evergreen Ferns  
Fiddle-leaf fig  
Florida Beauty  
Flax  
Four O'Clock  
Foxglove  
Fruit Salad Plant  
Geranium  
German Ivy  
Giant Dumb Cane  
Glacier Ivy  
Golden Chain  
Gold Dieffenbachia  
Gold Dust Dracaena  
Golden Glow  
Golden Pothos  
Gopher Purge  
Hahn's Self-Branching Ivy  
Heartland Philodendron  
Hellebore  
Hemlock, Poison  
Hemlock, Water  
Henbane  
Holly  
Horsebeans  
Horsebrush  
Hellebore  
Horse Chestnuts  
Hurricane Plant  
Hyacinth  
Hydrangea  

Keep these away from your cat!

Indian Rubber Plant  
Indian Tobacco  
Iris  
Iris Ivy  
Jack in the Pulpit  
Janet Craig Dracaena  
Japanese Show Lily *  
Java Beans  
Jessamine  
Jerusalem Cherry  
Jimson Weed  
Jonquil  
Jungle Trumpets  
Kalanchoe  
Lacy Tree Philodendron  
Lantana  
Larkspur  
Laurel  
Lily  
Lily Spider  
Lily of the Valley  
Locoweed  
Lupine  
Madagascar Dragon Tree  
Marble Queen  
Marigold  
Marijuana  
Mescal Bean  
Mexican Breadfruit  
Miniature Croton  
Mistletoe  
Mock Orange  
Monkshood  
Moonseed

Morning Glory  

Mother-in Law's Tongue  
Morning Glory  
Mountain Laurel  
Mushrooms  
Narcissus  
Needlepoint Ivy  
Nephytis  
Nightshade Oleander  
Onion  
Oriental Lily *  
Peace Lily  
Peach (pits and wilting leaves)  
Pencil Cactus  
Peony  
Periwinkle  
Philodendron  
Pimpernel  
Plumosa Fern  
Poinciana  
Poinsettia (low toxicity)  
Poison Hemlock  
Poison Ivy  
Poison Oak  
Pokeweed  
Poppy  
Potato  
Pothos  
Precatory Bean  
Primrose  
Privet, Common  
Red Emerald  
Red Princess  
Red-Margined Dracaena  
Rhododendron  
Rhubarb  
Ribbon Plant  
Rosemary Pea  
Rubber Plant  
Saddle Leaf Philodendron  
Sago Palm  
Satin Pothos  
Schefflera  
Scotch Broom  
Silver Pothos  
Skunk Cabbage  
Snowdrops  
Snow on the Mountain  
Spotted Dumb Cane  
Staggerweed  
Star of Bethlehem  
String of Pearls  
Striped Dracaena  
Sweetheart Ivy  
Sweetpea  
Swiss Cheese plant  
Tansy Mustard  
Taro Vine  
Tiger Lily *  
Tobacco  
Tomato Plant (green fruit, stem and leaves)  
Tree Philodendron  
Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia  
Tulip  
Tung Tree  
Virginia Creeper  
Water Hemlock  
Weeping Fig  
Wild Call  
Wisteria Yews (e.g. Japanese Yew)
English Yew  
Western Yew  
American Yew

source: CFA - http://cfa.org/Owners/CatCare/HouseholdHazards/ToxicPlants.aspx (June 2018)

Chemicals Poisonous to Cats

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To prevent accidental pet poisoning, keep these and all chemicals locked away:
  • Antifreeze
  • Bleach
  • Brake fluid
  • Cleaning sprays and foams including anything containing Lysol.
    Use instead products such as 7th Generation.
  • Detergents
  • De-icing salts (which pets may walk through, then lick from their pads)
  • Dog flea and tick medication (pills, collars, sprays, shampoos)
  • Fertilizers  
  • Mulch, including cocoa mulch. Use a mulch of hardwood or pine instead.
  • Herbicides, including snail bait and Round-up
  • Insect and rodent bait.

Human Foods poisonous to your feline:

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  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine (coffee, soda, tea)
  • Chives
  • Chocolate
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Onions
  • Raisins
  • Xylitol (found in sugarless gums, candies, toothpastes)
  • Yeast dough
     
  • POTPOURRI

Potpourri is toxic to cats. Most potpourri liquids contain natural or essential oils, which if ingested can cause vomiting, stomach upset, diarrhea, weakness, and possibly liver damage. Some products also contain cationic detergents, in which case the signs tend to be much worse.
Cationic detergents can be caustic. This means that if ingested, it can actually burn the mouth and tongue. With eye or skin contact, there can be severe pain.
source: http://cfa.org/Owners/CatCare/HouseholdHazards/Potpourri.aspx

Human Medications Poisonous to Cats

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Few human medications may be used for cats.  
Always consult your vet before administering any medications.  
Note that some medications that can work for dogs, can be deadly to cats.
  • Antidepressant medicines (especially Effexor which attracts cats)
  • Cancer Medications
  • Cold medicines
  • Diet pills
  • Pain medications including:
  • acetaminophen
  • aspirin
  • ibuprofen
  • Tylenol
  • Aleve
  • Motrin
  • Naproxen
  • Most Vitamins and other supplements

First Actions to Take if You Think Your Cat has been Exposed.

 
Remember, EVERY   moment counts if you think your cat has been exposed to something toxic. Keep your veterinarian's phone number in an obvious place, along with the number for the Animal Poison Control Center: (888) 426-4435. They can give you immediate advice
1. Remove any toxic material from the hair and skin.
2. If it necessary, you can wash the cat with warm water and a little organic pet shampoo.
3.       Watch for these symptoms of poisoning
  • Anxiety
  • Agression
  • Breathing problems
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Coughing
  • Crying
  • Diarrhea
  • Foaming at mouth
  • Lethargy  
  • Drooling
4. The identity of the plant, chemical or food is very important for determining treatment. If you don't know what kind of substance it is, bring it with you for possible identification.   Also bring any vomit or feces.  
5. Pet Poison Helpline at 1-855-213-6680.
6. VETERINARY Diagnosis and Treatment

The best diagnosis is made by knowing what has poisoned your pet. Your veterinarian will examine your cat and possibly order tests. The vet may try to induce vomiting and may give your cat activated charcoal to absorb any toxic material in the stomach or gut   They may give medication such as sucrafate to protect the any areas of the stomach that maybe damaged.   The veterinarian may also administer intravenous fluids or anti-inflammatory medication, especially if the gastrointestinal tract is severely affected.
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