Many of the plants that adorn our homes can be poisonous, even deadly, to our beloved feline friends. Below is a list of some of the plants that are dangerous for cats.
Avacado (fruit and pit)
Bird of Paradise
Crown of Thorns
Japanese Show Lily
Lily of the Valley
Peach (pits and leaves)
Poinsettia (while not toxic can cause upset stomach)
Saddle Leaf Philodendron
Swiss Cheese Plant
Tomato (green fruit, stem and leaves)
Symptoms of plant poisoning can include loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, swollen tongue, pale tongue or gums, abdominal pain and possibly convulsions. If you suspect your cat has been exposed to a poisonous plant and is experiencing any of the above symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately. Or call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center emergency hotline at 1-888-426-4435. This is a 24 hour/7 day per week hotline. According to their website, a consultation fee may be charged.
*Please note this list is not meant to be all inclusive. If you have a plant in question, please contact your veterinarian to verify toxicity before exposing your cat to a potentially dangerous plant.