Some Toxic Plants That Affect Cats

More than 500 plants listed contain substances that are very toxic or even fatal to animals if swallowed. In this article, you will discover Some Toxic Plants That Affect Cats.

The elephant ear
Alocasia macrorrhiza, commonly referred to as "elephant ears", contains a compound similar to that of dieffenbachia, and can therefore produce the same effects. Contact with sap causes excessive buccal pain and salivation. Swelling (edema) of the tongue and glottis may occur, hampering swallowing and breathing. The animal may also suffer from digestive disorders with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If the sap touches the eye, it causes severe pain and irritation, which can even go as far as the corneal ulcer. In case of contact, immediately clean the affected areas with water and contact your veterinarian urgently.

The Devil's Creeper
Also called Golden Scindapsus, Pothos, or Arum climbing, this pretty plant with heart-shaped leaves is also harmful to our four-legged companions. Dogs and cats may experience irritation of the mouth, excessive salivation, vomiting, and difficulty in swallowing.

The liliaceae
Most plants in the lily family are toxic to cats and dogs, especially the Easter and Oriental Lilies. They cause vomiting, loss of appetite, kidney failure and may lead to lethargy. The animal can die if not quickly taken care of.

The dragon trees
The Dracaena fragrans are poisons if the animal ingests: the saponin contained in these pretty flowers is extremely dangerous for dogs and cats. Vomiting, loss of appetite, excessive salivation and depression can occur if the animal ingests.

The asparagus
These are her berries that are harmful to animals. If a dog or cat ingests them, they may suffer from vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Dermatitis is also to be feared if a dog or cat is repeatedly exposed to this plant.

If this plant is swallowed, it will cause vomiting and a reddish urine.

The dieffenbachia
This plant belongs to the family Araceae, also called Canes of the Muets, the sap of this plant causes buccal irritations, excessive salivation, difficulties to swallow and vomiting.

The philodendron
This plant has a toxin concentrated in its leaves that can, if ingested, cause irritation of the mouth, lips, vomiting, and difficulty swallowing.

The cyclamen
Cyclamen is particularly dangerous. If your cat or dog swallows it, it will have increased salivation, vomiting and diarrhea. If the animal is ingested in large quantities, and if it is the tubers of the plant that are at the root, this can cause abnormal heart rhythm, seizures, and death.

The Jade Tree
Also called Tree of Friendship or Luck, this plant will cause vomiting, depression, and even a slowing heart rate.

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