I am confused by the last comment. I gave pedialyte around the clock for 3 days. This same feature can make it appear like an attractive snack to curious felines, which can be extremely dangerous as English ivy is toxic to cats. I have been nursing 2 of my babies back to health for 5 days now. Cori is a freelance writer based out of Ontario, Canada, who specializes in houseplants and houseplant care. It seems to be more toxic to cats. Plants That Are Poisonous for Cats. These plants should be avoided at all costs if you have cats at home. To a cat-safe dwelling it belongs to consider exactly which greenery one puts up. I would hope that if there is no change in a day or two he would operate to investigate further and ensure nothing is blocking her intestine that is not showing up on the x-ray due to the nature of the object in question. They are also easy to maintain. Now I know why my kitten is sick! It is best to ask your veterinarian if you plan to bring any new plants into your house to ensure your pet’s safety.) So long as the foliage etc is out of reach of the cats there should not be a problem. Thanks again! Because Jade plants can get quite large, keeping them out of the reach of cats might be difficult. Although there are many types of plants that can be toxic to cats, most may actually be found in or around the home. If your dog or cat is exposed to it repeatedly, it can cause skin irritation, and berry ingestion can cause vomiting/diarrhea if eaten. Image Source: @Peter via Flickr. Now, both cats have kidney disease, are on special food and daily oral medication. Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on September 21, 2013: No you don't need to sign up to ask a question Susie as you have now found out. While considered non toxic, these compounds can still result in an upset stomach, vomiting, and diarrhea. Learn how to handle and recognize a poisonous indoor plant. Good luck. Though pothos is completely safe to touch, if ingested, your kitty will experience burning of the mouth and lips, vomiting, and oral swelling. Jade plants, also known as "Money plants" or "Dollar plants," are a type of succulent that is easy to grow and thought to bring good luck and fortune to their owners. Cats may bat at the leaves but this plant is not toxic to them if they were to munch on a fallen leaf. How long does it take for the side effects to happen if they do?? Monstera deliciosa's are one of the most trendy tropical houseplants and are featured extensively on social media and in home decor thanks to their stunning tropical foliage. Due to its low maintenance nature, pothos has become a very attractive houseplant for both amateur and experienced plant owners alike. How is it you list it as "generally over rated in toxicity? Other common plants that are toxic to cats include: Croton (Joseph's Coat) Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on January 08, 2013: Thanks seanorjohn, I am delighted you enjoyed this and I hope your kitty stops being vomiting soon. Toxicity: Moderate It looks a lot like an Asparagus Fern. Look no further. However, other plants may cause enough damage for your cat to need special medication or a special diet afterward. How can one even plan a garden if all these plants are poisonous? Here are those plants: 1. Pearl plant, like other plants on this list, is safe for cats and dogs. tomato plants on included in the list but you mention indoor tomatoes. Also, be advised that the consumption of any plant material may cause vomiting and gastrointestinal upset for dogs and cats. So far she has not vomited again. Toxic and Non-Toxic Plant List - Cats Plants Toxic to Cats Adam-and-Eve (Arum, Lord-and-Ladies, Wake Robin, Starch Root, Bobbins, Cuckoo Plant) | Scientific Names: Arum maculatum | Family: Araceae I have a devil's ivy plant, it is up high, but now my kitten found out how to get up there. But, these plants may cause moderate to severe health effects on your tabby. Surprisingly, even humans can overdose on liquorice! I knew the devils ivy was poisonous but did not know the signs, thank you. She ate a little this morning but will not drink. Unfortunately, jade plants are highly toxic to cats, dogs, and horses, causing symptoms such as vomiting, lethargy, depression, and incoordination if ingested. Many common houseplants can be poisonous to cats. . ... Can you please update the title of this article to “A Random Mix of Toxic and Non-Toxic House Plants for Children, Cats, and Dogs” Thanks a bunch! If ingested, symptoms include vomiting and … Luckily, I haven't planted anything I needed to deter my cat from snooping in (whew)... he's a snoopy, persistent li'l guy! 7. I will always carry the guilt of buying the f@@@!!! Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on March 23, 2013: Hi There, sounds like you might have an Aloe Vera that is one of the less toxic varieties (there are many variations). I wish I found this page a long time ago. Lisa Fucci from Boston, Massachusetts on November 06, 2013: I am enraged at the fact that florists and other retailers do not have to label flowers as toxic to pets and children. Amaryllis is a popular house plant gift, but avoid giving it to cat owners: all parts of the plant are highly poisonous to cats, and ingesting it can cause changes in blood pressure, seizures, and severe vomiting. Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on February 03, 2019: I am inclined to agree with you re Marijuana, although looking at the symptoms they are indicative of an animal that has consumed too much of it, hence the sleepiness, vomiting etc. I hope this comes in useful to you in the future too :), Great list, very helpful, esp since 2 flowers on here are ones my girl kitten has taken to chewing on (carnation & primrose) which i hope wont be fatal (she seems fine though thankfully) but i am definitley bookmarking this for future reference! You now have at least got the chance to warn other cat owners of the risks, friends, family etc. My boys will be safe now & my boys are very curious. I so hope this article helps you and others to prevent the death of their cats (present and future) through the simple mistake of having the wrong houseplants. Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on July 24, 2011: I am so sorry to hear about your tabby cat Fatima, and I really hope this does help you to protect your other pets. There are numerous plants that are poisonous to cats. It should be mandatory that the labels that come with the plants advise whether they are poisonous to our beloved pets or not because if they did then my little girl wouldn't be in hospital fighting for her life right now! Thank you for your research. Good luck. Another plant which is also listed as one of the poisonous house plants is the pothos ivy. I even had to explain to one vet I worked for that guinea-pigs can and do eat the flower as well as the stalk of dandelions (and he was generally a very good vet). We have prepared a list of non-toxic, 18 Low Light Indoor Plants Safe for Cats and Dogs , approved by ASPCA . Very well written, concise and helpful article. Signs of ingestion: Mild nausea, vomiting, drowsiness. They are only dangerous when ingested and are completely safe to touch. This hardy, succulent plant, with pearl-like tubercles over its fleshy, blue-green leaves, looks stunning in any home. Dumb canes, or Dieffenbachias, are a popular houseplant thanks to their stunning tropical foliage and low-maintenance needs. In the meantime I started noticing the other one showing signs and now I am forcing pedialyte down her. I was told by my vet that poinsettas and aloe vera would not hurt my cat or my dog. It is called devil’s ivy as well. So pleased you found this in time (prior to your planting). Plants are great to have in your house – they clean the air, are a natural decoration, and can add pleasant scents to the house. In general grasses do not seem to be a problem as far as I am aware but best you check this out with your vet. I have lost two young cats in the last year due to mysterious circumstances, I am now wondering whether it was due to poison possibly from devil's ivy-what an apt name if so. Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on January 22, 2012: I wish I could answer that one in a comment blondie, but that would require a whole article in itself, plus hours and hours of research. Amaryllis is a popular house plant gift, but avoid giving it to cat owners: all parts of the plant are highly poisonous to cats, and ingesting it can cause changes in blood pressure, seizures, and severe vomiting. Thanks!! If that's the case, I'm hoping that it will finally be passed when she defecates again, but who knows how long that could take? I think I have seen this on ONE website and other than that read somewhere that a "decorative" orange plant was dangerous. I'm really curious where you got your info on the Orange plant being toxic to cats. The excess consumption of liquorice can cause liver damage, raise blood pressure and cause muscle weakness. Thank you so much for the pictures & various names used for the same plant. Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on January 17, 2012: I am so sorry for your loss Vanessa, at least you can now spread the word to other cat owners, and the more of us that do this the more cats we can save. My three year old cat is in hospital as we speak with Kidney failure. Which plants aren’t feline friendly? I can't comment on the purple passion and the African mask as I am not familiar with them. Both ate on my devils ivy. I kept adjusting her diet but now I am convinced it must have been chewing plants. Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on March 11, 2012: I am honestly not sure on this one kenzie, but if by 'feather grass' you mean Pampas grass I have never heard of it being toxic to cats. Richie Mogwai from Vancouver on November 05, 2012: Amazing, truly amazing hub. Safe House Plants for Cats. Having had cats all my life and also being an avid gardener, I never realised the potential risks. Houseplants Toxic to Cats. The toxic principle in other plants may have a systemic effect and damage or alter the function of a cat’s organs, like the kidney or heart. Dan Sheppard from Perth, Western Australia on December 12, 2011: wow, this is incredibly detailed with the pictures. Thanks. 19 Air Purifying House Plants that are Poisonous and Toxic to Cats and Dogs. Clinical Signs: Oral irritation, intense burning and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, excessive drooling, vomiting, difficulty swallowing. That's why we have put together this list of popular and common houseplants found in many homes. Throughout my search for her I noticed some chewed off flower heads and an entry into the wall open. For one, I didn't realize that Aloe Vera and daffodils, in particular, are toxic to cats and dogs. Gardening With Kids—Fun Plants and Ideas for Children I brought a lily home yesterday not knowing it was poisonous and my kitty was smelling it and I think had some pollen residue on her nose. Signs of ingestion: Vomiting, depression, diarrhea, abdominal pain, tremors. I agree about lilies but surely most cats are not out there eating plants all the timer. They are going to force feed her some soft food by mouth and see if she can evacuate. Needless to say i feel that the Sellers of such deadly plants should be held accountable for not labeling "toxic to Animals, and children"pray with me that my ginger survives..thank you. I am so glad I wrote this article when I did as the amount of positive comments on it show that it really does make a difference to saving lives. Never bring them into the house and it won’t be an issue. :) Voted up - a very useful hub. If your kitty looks at all unwell get her to a vet asap and tell him about the lily pollen on her nose. You could grow cat-friendly plants like catnip, mint, cat thyme and lavender to encourage them to nibble non-toxic plants in the garden. Here is a list of popular house plants that may poison your cat. Dieffenbachia. Thank you for answering which plants are poisonous to cats. ", Greetings. Azaleas: Part of the rhododendron family, an azalea is a small, deciduous species in which the whole plant can be considered poisonous to a cat that may involve gastrointestinal, cardiovascular or central nervous system issues, says the Pet Poison Helpline. Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on April 27, 2012: Cannot thank you enough for taking the time and trouble to compile this excellent list with clear pictures. A better question would be what are the plants NOT poisonous to cats. Don't take my word for the poinsettia and aloe vera statement, Google it and you will see it is confirmed on many sites. pinterest-pin-it. He said maybe she got into something that upset her. I thought was was constipated at first the first day I just watched him, well as a result I almost lost him. These include medicinal plants like Aloe Vera and common flowering plants like lilies which are kept for their beauty. Again, this is one where an occasional, small amount of consumption is probably not going to be a concern, but if your pet has consumed a whole bag of liquorice it might be worth contacting your vet. Again, thank you very much. Strelitzia reginae Toxic to: Cats and Dogs. This work of yours is truly an exhaustive effort worthy of Pinning and sharing with my friends. I’ve narrowed this list down to the most common toxic plants that may already be in your cat’s environment. My fear is she is poisoned are any of these poisoness? :). If your pet shows any signs of distress, contact your veterinarian immediately and make them aware of anything the animal may have consumed. Thanks a lot for this very useful information. Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on June 29, 2012: Ahh, of course, I just checked this out and it is the 'Grape Hyacinth'. What Houseplants are Poisonous to Cats. Also is a spilt leaf, purple passion and an african mask poisonous to cats? She did have a strange habit of gnawing on the wood of my dressers in the bedroom, wondered if it could be something toxic in the finish...thank you so much for such a helpful article though. His main concern is to get food into her; that she needs food into her digestive system in order to be able to evacuate. Mildly Toxic Plants to Cats. When gardening, clear away clippings as these may intrigue curious cats.