Oct 08 2018

Common household plants that are TOXIC to Cats

Common Household Plants that are Toxic to your Cats

Some of the most beautiful plants and flowers are the most poisonous for our feline friends. While most cat lovers are aware of the dangers the Lily plants holds, there are many other common flowers and plants that could get your cat into real trouble.

Azalea/Rhododendron – These colourful flowers may catch the eye but just a few leaves can cause major problems for your cats. Signs of ingestion include; inappetance, drooling, diarrhea and lethargy.

Chrysanthemums – A common Australian plant, can cause hyper salivation, vomiting and dermatitis.

Aloe Vera – While this plant is great for treating burns in humans it can cause lethargy, vomiting, anorexia and tremors in cats.

Daffodil Bulbs – Eating large amounts can cause convulsions, low blood pressure (hypotension), heart arrhythmias, drooling and vomiting.

Morning Glory – This pretty purple flower causes cats to hallucinate as well as causing disorientation and gastrointestinal upset.

Tomato Plants – Such a common plant in many homes, tomato plant ingestion can cause a range of symptoms including severe gastritis, vomiting, diarrhea, drooling as well as depression, weakness, dilated pupils and a slow heart rate.

Lilies – Such a lovely flower can cause terrible results for your cat. Even in small amounts these plants are highly toxic and can cause kidney failure.

If you suspect your cat may have eaten a toxic plant contact your veterinarian immediately on 99642828.

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