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toxic plants for cats!!!

hippie mama
11/09/09 05:19:22PM
As you know, being a responsible pet owner encompasses a variety of things. One of which for cat owners is ensuring there arent poisonous plants to your cat in the home. If you have any of the following plants, its do not pass go, do not collect $200. In other words, immediately discard the cats poisonous plant. Nothing is more important than your cats health and well being.Sago PalmAlso known as cycas revolute are poisonous to your cat but in particular the seeds have the largest amount of toxin. If your cat ingests even one or two seeds, its game over. This can result in very serious effects like vomiting, diarrhea, depression, seizures, and liver failure.LiliesSure, theyre pretty to look at but members of Lilium spp are incredibly toxic to cats. As for the result? Kidney damage. Although its unclear as to what part of the lily in particular is poisonous to your cat, trust us. Its not a good flower to have at home.TulipGastrointestinal irritation, drooling, appetite loss, depression of the nervous system, convulsions and cardiac problems are results of toxins ingested from the tulip.Azalea/RhododendronThis plant contains grayantoxins which can produce negative effects similar to the sago palm. Several azalea poisoning could ultimately result in coma and death. Definitely not a poisonous plant youd want your cat exposed to.OleandearAll parts of Nerium oleander are toxic since they contain cardiac glycosides that can cause serious side effects and even result in death.Castor BeanThis poisonous plant to your cat should be disposed of immediately. It contains ricinus communis, a highly toxic protein that can result in a variety of horrible health problems like excessive thirst, loss of appetite, tremors, seizures, coma, and even death.CyclamenIn the root of the poisonous plant your cat will unfortunately find the highest concentration of the toxic component. Fatalities have been reported in some cases.KalanchoeSay it isnt so! This poisonous plant to your cat contains toxic components that have detrimental effects on the heart which can also impact cardiac rhythm and rates.
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