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Toxic Plants

The Following Plants Are Toxic to Cats

Holiday and Seasonal Decorative Plants

Amaryllis spp.
Celastrus spp. „Bittersweetš
Chrysanthemum spp.
Colchicum autumnale „Autumn Crocusš
Euonymus japonicus „Japanese Euonymusš
Euphorbia milii „Crown of Thornsš
E. pulcherrima „Poinsettiaš
Helleborus niger „Christmas Roseš
Ilex spp. „Hollyš
Phoradendron spp. „American Mistletoeš
Solanum pseudocapsicum „Jerusalem Cherryš

Common House Plants

Alocasia spp. „Caladiumsš
Azalea spp. „Weeping Figš „Creeping Figš „Mistletoe Figš „Rubber Plantš
Dieffenbachia spp. „Dumb Caneš
Hydrangea spp.
Hedera helix spp. (many indoor ivies)
Ligustrum spp. „Japonicum‚texanum‚š
Narcissus spp. „Paperwhitesš and other winter forced bulbs
Nicotiana spp. „Ornamental Tobaccoš
Philodendron spp.
Rhododendron Ficus spp. „Weeping Figš „Creeping Figš „Mistletoe Figš „Rubber Plantš

Common Outdoor Plants

Abrus precatorius „Rosary Peaš
Actea spp. „Baneberryš
Allium spp. Onions, Chives, other related plants
Ampelopsis quinquefolia „Boston Ivyš
Atropa belladonna „Deadly Nightshadeš
Aconitum spp. „Monkshoodš
Aesculus hippocastanum „Horse Chestnutš
Arisaema triphyllum „Jack-in-the-Pulpitš
Bulb Flowers „Star of Bethlehemš „Tulipš „Hyacinthš „Irisš
Buxus spp. „Boxwoodš
Cestrum nocturnum „Night-blooming Jasmineš
Clematis viginiana
Conium maculatum „Poison Hemlockš
Convallaria majalis „Lily of the Valleyš
Cyclamen spp.
Daphne mezereum „Daphneš
Datura spp. „Jimson Weedš „Thorn Appleš
Delphinium „Larkspurš
Descurainia pinnata „Tansy Mustardš
Digitalis purpurea „Foxgloveš
Dicentra cucullaria „Dutchman‚s Breechesš
D. spectabilis „Bleeding Heartš
Ipomoea purpurea „Morning Gloryš
Hydrangea spp.
Kalmia latifolia „Mountain Laurelš
Laburnum spp. „Locoweedš
Lantana camara „Lantanaš
Lathyrus spp. „Sweetpeaš
Ligustrum vulgare „Privetš
Lily spp.
Lobelia spp. „Indian Tobaccoš
Lupinus spp. „Lupineš „Bluebonnetš
Lycopersicon esculentum „Tomatoš(only the vine is toxic)
Melia azedarach „Chinaberryš
Mushrooms (all outdoor varieties have potential of being toxic)
Narcissus spp.
Nerium Oleander „Oleanderš
Papaver spp. „Poppyš
Parthenocissus quinquefolia „Virginia Creeperš
Physalis spp. „Ground Cherriesš
Phytolacca americana „Pokeberryš
Prunus spp. „Wild Cherryš „Wild Peachš „Wild Apricotš „Chokeberryš „Almondš „Black Cherryš
Ranunculus spp. „Buttercupš
Rheum rhaponticium „Rhubarbš(only the leaves are toxic)
Ricinus communis „Castor Beanš
Robinia pseudoacaria „Black Locustš
Sambucus spp. „Elderberryš
Sanguinaria canadensis „Bloodrootš
Solanum spp. „Deadly Nightshadesš(including potato vines, green spots, and tubers)
Taxus spp. „Yewsš(especially the berries)
Triglochin maritimun „Arrowgrassš
Toxicodendron „Poison Oakš „Poison Ivyš
Urtica spp. „Stinging Nettleš
Veratum viride „False Helleboreš
Wisteria spp.

Symptoms of Plant Poisoning

Some signs of plant poisoning are:

1.continual vomiting
2.diarrhea
3.refusal of food
4.pale gums or tongue
5.swollen tongue
6.abdominal pain
7.convulsions

What To Do

If your cat is displaying any one or combination of these symptoms it is possible it has injested a poisonous plant. Plant
poisoning is dangerous and medical attention should be sought immediately. Try to identify the plant that has been injested and
have its scientific name available when you contact your veterinarian. This information will provide for a quicker diagnosis and
treatment of your pet.