Spring: Plant Toxicity
Now that it’s spring, it’s important to be mindful of the dangers that certain plants can pose to your feline friend. If you’re a new cat owner and asking yourself if cats really do eat plants, the answer is yes; it’s actually quite common for cats to chew on and eat plants. The lily plant is one of the most toxic plants to cats. Others include azaleas, lavender, and carnations. Depending on the plant and amount ingested, toxicity symptoms can be mild and include vomiting, diarrhea, and GI upset. However, ingesting the lily plant can result in fatal kidney failure.
If you plan to bring a live plant in your home, always check the ASPCA’s website first so you’ll know which plants are toxic to cats, and stay away from the lilies! And if your cat ever experiences a medical emergency, remember that Cat Care Clinic offers emergency services. Just give us a call at 386-671-0747.