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Poisonous Plants To Keep Your Cat Away From This Spring

Though tulips are beautiful and a great home decoration, they are actually very poisonous and potentially fatal to your cat.

Spring is finally here and that means that the flowers are blooming again! While this is great for your garden and home decoration, it might not be so great for your furry friend. There are a number of different plants that are poisonous for your cat, some that you may not even think twice about because they are good for you. Here are some common poisonous plants to keep your cat away from this spring.


While lilies look beautiful in your home, you do not want to buy them if you have cats around. One bite of a leaf or the pollen can cause lethargy and vomiting within just one hour of consuming it. Your cat could go into kidney failure if it is left untreated.

Dracaena Plants

These are very common household plants that come in a bunch of different varieties. While your cat’s reaction to these poisonous plants typically isn’t fatal, it is still something you want to avoid. They can become depressed, lose their appetite, and even begin to vomit blood. The symptoms will usually go away within 24 hours, but it’s best to just avoid the possibility altogether.


Tulips are another popular plant that comes in a variety of beautiful colors. However, one bite of a tulip, particularly the bulb, can cause oral irritation to your cat. It can also lead to excessive drooling and even nausea.

Aloe Vera

It may be surprising to hear that this these are considered poisonous plants for cats because the aloe vera plant provides so many health benefits for us. This one also isn’t life threatening, but ingestion of it could cause vomiting, depression, diarrhea, and even seizures in your cat. In more extreme cases, it could even cause anorexia. So, though it isn’t fatal, it can really affect the quality of your pet’s life.

Sago Palm

This is a long leafed, tree like plant that is very harmful to cats. It is becoming more and more common to see these plants on indoor window sills. The seeds and pods are the most poisonous part, but any consumption can cause bloody vomit and diarrhea. In the worst cases, your cat could suffer from liver failure and potential death.

Call Catonsville Cat Clinic Today!

For 20 years, the Catonsville Cat Clinic has been providing quality veterinary care to the cats of Catonsville and beyond! Dr. Pam Nesbitt, who purchased the practice in July of 2011, runs the Catonsville Cat Clinic with compassion in mind. A team of professionals with an advanced level of veterinary medicine is at your service to make sure your cat is healthy and happy. So stop on by; we’d love to get to know you and your cat!

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