Plants That Are Toxic To Your Cat

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A surprising number of plants can be harmful to your cat, sometimes producing mild symptoms like an upset stomach, and sometimes resulting in death. An Easter Lily, for example, can be fatal for the cat who eats it. In fact, lilies in general are among the most dangerous. Oleanders, azaleas, and yew plants are also extremely toxic.

Households with cats should keep the following information handy and make sure that plants brought into the home are not on the list, or at least are not accessible to the cat (keeping in mind that if a cat wants something, he or she will often find a way to get it).

If your cat is poisoned, you should rush the cat to your veterinarian, an emergency veterinary clinic or call the ASPCA’s 24-hour emergency poison hotline directly at 1-888-426-4435 ($65 fee, payable by credit card).

Poisonous plants include

• Aloe Vera

• Amaryllis

• Apple Leaf Croton

• Apricot (pit)

• Asparagus Fern

• Autumn Crocus

• Avacado (fruit and pit)

• Azalea

• Baby’s Breath

• Bird of Paradise

• Bittersweet

• Branching Ivy

• Buckey

• Buddist Pine

• Caladium

• Calla Lily

• Castor Bean

• Ceriman

• Charming Dieffenbachia

• Cherry (seeds and wilting leaves)

• Chinese Evergreen

• Christmas Rose

• Cineraria

• Clematis

• Cordatum

• Corn Plant

• Cornstalk Plant

• Croton

• Cuban Laurel

• Cutleaf Philodendron

• Cycads

• Cyclamen

• Daffodil

• Devil’s Ivy

• Dieffenbachia

• Dracaena Palm

• Dragon Tree

• Dumb Cane

• Easter Lily

• Elaine

• Elephant Ears

• Emerald Feather

• English Ivy

• Fiddle-leaf fig

• Florida Beauty

• Foxglove

• Fruit Salad Plant

• Geranium

• German Ivy

• Giant Dumb Cane

• Glacier Ivy

• Gold Dieffenbachia

• Gold Dust Dracaena

• Golden Pothos

• Hahn’s Self-Branching Ivy

• Heartland Philodendron

• Hurricane Plant

• Indian Rubber Plant

• Janet Craig Dracaena

• Japanese Show Lily

• Jeusalem Cherry

• Kalanchoe

• Lacy Tree Philodendron

• Lily of the Valley

• Madagascar Dragon Tree

• Marble Queen

• Marijuana

• Mexican Breadfruit

• Miniature Croton

• Mistletoe

• Morning Glory

• Mother-in Law’s Tongue

• Narcissus

• Needlepoint Ivy

• Nephytis

• Nightshade

• Oleander

• Onion

• Oriental Lily

• Peace Lily

• Peach (wilting leaves and pits)

• Pencil Cactus

• Plumosa Fern

• Poinsettia (low toxicity)

• Poison Ivy

• Poison Oak

• Pothos

• Precatory Bean

• Primrose

• Red Emerald

• Red Princess

• Red-Margined Dracaena

• Rhododendron

• Ribbon Plant

• Saddle Leaf Philodendron

• Sago Palm

• Satin Pothos

• Schefflera

• Silver Pothos

• Spotted Dumb Cane

• String of Pearls

• Striped Dracaena

• Sweetheart Ivy

• Swiss Cheese Plant

• Taro Vine Tiger Lily

• Tomato Plant

• Tree Philodendron

• Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia

• Weeping Fig

• Yew

(List source: aspca.org)