Plants poisonous to animals
A list of poisonous plants for pets.
These plants can produce cutaneous reactions when they come into contact with our felines or digestive when they are ingested.
- The poinsettia;
- The oleander;
- The rhododendron.
- The Oleander
- The Rhododendron
- The Dumb Canes or Dumb Cane or Dieffenbachia
- Ivy and climbing ivy
- The lily
- The mistletoe
- The Poinsettia or Christmas Star
- The tulips
- Day lilies or daylilies
- The water lily
- Epipremnum aureum or Indoor ivy
Symptoms of Poisonous Plants for Cats
Depending on which poisonous plant your cat has ingested or touched, your cat will develop a range of symptoms. So stay on the lookout and if you have any doubts, consult a veterinarian.
They usually produce gastrointestinal problems which can cause acute diarrhea, vomiting and hemorrhagic gastroenteritis; liver failure which causes loss of appetite and deterioration of mood (in addition to diarrhea and vomiting); as well as acute gastritis.
Plants that affect the nervous system can cause seizures, spasms, excessive salivation, lack of coordination, hallucinations, and even eye damage or dilated pupils.
Poisonous plants can cause a cat's heart rate to increase, cause breathing difficulties, and, in more severe cases, cardiac arrest.
The cat usually shows the first symptoms a few hours after poisoning, the main one being vomiting, so it can be mistaken for a gastrointestinal disorder. As the days pass and the kidney failure worsens, vomiting reappears and other signs appear, such as weight loss (anorexia), dehydration and depression.
This type of symptoms is manifested by direct contact with the poisonous plant and develops irritation of the affected area, inflammation, severe pain, itching, redness and even hair loss.
If you have one of these plants at home, don't panic, but be sure to keep it out of your cat's reach. We don't take any risks.
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