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What flowers are toxic to cats

The following flower plants are toxic to cats:

Angel's Trumpet

Cyanide Poisoning




Lily of the Valley




Sweet Pea


What is the difference between lethal and nonlethal poisoning?

Lethal poisoning is a rapid and usually fatal condition. It is caused by a fairly large amount of poison ingested in a short period of time.

Nonlethal poisoning does not result in rapid or fatal death, but can cause a long-term illness or disability.

Why do cats like to lick poisonous plants?

Kittens are attracted to the sweetness of the plants. They also may be drawn to the bitter taste. As they lick the plants, they test the strength of the poison. If they taste no ill effects, they may decide to eat more.

What is the best way to prevent cats from poisoning themselves?

If cats are allowed access to plants, they may ingest enough poison to cause poisoning. The best solution is to keep cats away from any poisonous plants.

Birds and small pets can also be a source of poisoning. All pets should be kept on leashes or in kennels when outside, and owners should never allow them to venture onto the ground.

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Plant Safety in Pet Homes. Some plants may not be deadly, but can cause stomach upset if ingested. It can be difficult to keep cats away from plants since most cats go wherever they can, including on countertops and window ledges. Gary Weitzman, DVM, president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society and author of the 2019 book “National Geographic Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior... Read more

Are Sweet Pepper Plants Toxic to Cats? Sweet pepper plants and their fruit are not toxic to cats, according to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center's list of poisonous plants for cats. Eating any plant in large quantities, however, can cause cats to vomit. Read more

The Zamioculas Zamifolia is toxic to cats, as well as dogs, people, and other animals, through both ingestion and exposure to the skin. This includes all parts of the plant, such as its lush green leaves, its stem, and the sap inside the plant. However, the dangers of this plant are commonly exaggerated and blown out of proportion... Read more

Observe your cat closely over the next couple of hours. While doing so, take steps to identify the plant and determine whether or not it is toxic. Seek the advice of your veterinarian by phone, and if you determine you must take your cat to the vet, bring along a sample of the plant. Read more

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