We love to have our cats with us in our home and out on balcony, but sometimes they cause problems when they get into things that we consider off-limits. Some of the most common dangers for a cat are plants. Even if your cat seems interested in them, this is not recommended. It can be very dangerous for a cat to chew on any plant. Let’s take a look at some of the most dangerous plants for cats.
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1. Lilies are very dangerous to cats, even after they have dried out. If your cat eats a lily it will get very sick and need immediate veterinary care. Seek medical treatment immediately if this occurs. Keep reading: 10 ideas to decorate balcony and fill it with life in spring!
2. Aloe is another plant that can be dangerous to cats if eaten. It does not cause them too much pain, but it should be avoided. This can cause vomiting and other problems that need to be treated by your veterinarian.
3. Cat grass is not something that I would recommend for cats, but if you do give it to them, make sure it is store bought. Make sure there are no pesticides in the soil and keep it watered so they don’t have a chance to eat any of it.
4. Aconite is also known as monkshood, devil’s helmet or wolfsbane. It causes vomiting and even breathing problems so it needs to be treated immediately. Your veterinarian will help you with this plant poisoning.
5. Azaleas are very dangerous for cats because of the chemicals in them. If your cat eats even a few leaves, it can be life-threatening. You will see your cat start to drool or have other problems that need to be treated immediately by a veterinarian.
6. Lantanas are called “the kissing plant” because if you touch it, it causes irritation on the lips and tongue in people. It can also be toxic to cats.
7. Oleander is another very poisonous plant for cats, so make sure you avoid this if possible in your home or garden. Be especially careful when picking plants to help decorate the house because all of these are bad news for your cat.
8. Yew is one of the most poisonous plants to cats. It causes red blood cell damage, so if your cat eats anything that you have in your yard with this plant in it, get veterinary help immediately.
9. English ivy is another very poisonous plant for cats, but most of the houseplants are not good for them either. Cats will chew on these and get a stomachache, so you will need to be aware of the plants they have access to.
10. Any plant with a milky sap is not good for cats, so avoid having these indoors or outdoors in your home and garden. Your veterinarian can help you detoxify your cat if they eat any of the plants on this list.
11. Spider plants also need to be avoided because they cause vomiting and other complications that need veterinary treatment.
12. Christmas roses are not good to eat by cats, so avoid having them around your cat if you can.
13. Peace lilies are also poisonous to your cat no matter what stage the plant is in right now. It will still poison them even if it has started dying or lost all of its leaves, so watch out for this one.
Make sure you keep all of your houseplants away from the reach of young children because they will also put them in their mouths like cats do. This can be dangerous for any child to eat these plants!