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Plants That Are Poisonous to Cats

Cat outside - avoid poisonous plants

In this post, we review a list of common plants and flowers with photos that can be poisonous to your cat. Protect your cat and remove these from your home.

Cats, like dogs, will sometimes chew or eat house and garden plants. Some of these plants could make them sick. Others could even be fatal.

If you believe your cat may have eaten a toxic plant, call ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: (888) 426-4435

 

What plants are poisonous to cats?

  • Ivy
  • Pothos
  • Philodendron
  • Kalanchoe
  • Lilies
  • Peace Lily
  • Spanish Thyme
  • Tulip Bulbs
  • Narcissus Bulbs
  • English Ivy
  • Autumn Crocus
  • Azaleas
  • Rhododendrons
  • Castor Bean
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Amaryllis
  • Kalanchoe
  • Oleander
  • Cyclamen
  • Sago Palm
  • Yew

 

Related: My Cat Ate a Mouse – Should I Be Worried?

Ivy

Ivy

You should avoid having ivy of all types in your home.

Pothos

Pothos vine plant

One of the most common types of ivy house plants, pathos, should be avoided.

Philodendron

Philodendron

The Philodendron plant is toxic to dogs and cats.

Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe may not kill your cat but it may make them nauseous and vomit.

Lilies

Lily

There are thousands of types of lilies, but you should keep them all away from your cat.

Related: Reasons to Keep Cats Indoors

Peace Lily

Peace Lily

A common lily that is often shared as a gift, keep the Peace Lily away from your cat. 

Spanish Thyme

Spanish Thyme - Coleus ampoinicus

Eating the Spanish Thyme will cause stomach upset and diarrhea.

Tulip Bulbs

Tulip Bulbs

Tulip bulbs contain toxins which can be poisonous to cats, dogs, and horses.

Related: Foods That Are Dangerous For Dogs

Daffodil (Narcissus) Bulbs

Daffodil bulb

Daffodils, for example, can cause stomach upsets, vomiting, or worse if your cat eats the foliage, flowers or pods.

English Ivy

English Ivy

English Ivy is a common outdoor plant that your cat should not eat.

Autumn Crocus

Autumn Crocus

The pollen, leaves, stems, and even water from the vase of these lilies can cause severe kidney failure in cats.

Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons

All parts of all types of the rhododendron are considered poisonous to both pets and humans.

Azaleas

Azaleas

Azaleas are a type of rhododendron and so are poisonous to pets and people.

Castor Bean

Castor Bean

The seeds of the castor bean plant are very toxic to dogs, cats, and horses.

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums are toxic to cats, dogs, and horses if they are ingested in high enough amounts.

Amaryllis

Amaryllis

Amaryllis plants are a type of lily, and lilies should be avoided.

Oleander

Oleander

All parts of the oleander shrub plant are poisonous to dogs, cats, humans, and horses.

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

 If ingested, this plant can cause increased salivation, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Sago Palm

Sago Palm

The leaves from the sago palm can cause severe damage to the liver.

Yew

Yew

All parts of the plant, including the foliage and succulent red berries, are toxic to cats.

 


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Other poisonous plants for cats resources:
 

Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants List – ASPCA

Which plants are safe – and not safe – for cats? – Natural Cat Care

Poisonous Plants for Cats – Pet MD

Ten Household Plants That Are Dangerous/Toxic to Dogs and Cats – Vet Street

Keeping Your Pet Safe from the Poisonous Plants of Spring – Pet MD