Poisonous Plants

Cats love to explore and will often scratch and chew things that they are not meant to! By being aware of the plants that you are bringing into your house and garden, you can greatly reduce your cat's chances of a serious or potentially fatal illness. Below is a list of some common plants that are poisonous to cats, as well as signs to look for if you suspect your cat has ingested something poisonous.

Common Poisonous Plants:

  • Aloe Vera

  • Autumn Crocus

  • Azalea (Rhododendron)

  • Buttercup

  • Chrysanthemum 

  • Daffodil

  • Dieffenbachia

  • Eucalyptus

  • Foxglove

  • Hyacinth

  • Hydrangea

  • Ivy

  • Lilly

  • Marigold

  • Mistletoe

  • Narcissus

  • Poppy

  • Rosemary

  • Snowdrop

  • Tulip

Poisoning Signs and Symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing 

  • Drooling or difficulty swallowing 

  • Vomiting 

  • Diarrhoea

  • Excessive drinking and urinating 

  • Fast, slow, or irregular heart beat

For a more extensive list of poisonous plants, please visit Cats Protection: 

https://www.cats.org.uk/lichfield/news/plants-poisonous-to-cats.

For more advice on poisoning in cats, go to: 

https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/cats/health/poisoning

*IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS THAT YOUR CAT HAS BEEN POISONED, CONTACT YOUR VET IMMEDIATELY.*

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