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    Kittens - Poisonous Plants for Cats

    Articlecat health and wellbeingFriday 20 May 2011

    There are a few poisonous plants for cats and they are very susceptible to poisons so it is essential that you are careful with the plants you have in your garden. Luckily enough cats have evolved so that they are very selective about what they will swallow. This article will discuss some plants poisonous for cats and some other things you should be aware of in order to keep you cat safe and healthy.





    Plants Poisonous for Cats


    Cats will rarely eat anything that they are not sure about but some plants and cut flowers cause a problem. If you can the best idea is to keep all potted plants and flowers out of a cat’s reach just in case. Indoor cats are much more likely to chew on plants inside the house.


    Lilies are particularly poisonous plants for cats. The pollen of lilies is more dangerous than the rest of the flower because the pollen can get onto the cats fur and then he will ingest it. Lily pollen can cause cats fast kidney failure and death. If you really like lilies then you will have to cut out the stamens and make sure there is no pollen.


    Other Items Which Are Poisonous for Cats


    • Flea treatments which are meant for dogs can prove extremely poisonous for cats. Sometimes people have been known to use dog flea treatments on cats without knowing and the results have been catastrophic.
    • Paracetamol is also poisonous to cats.
    • Bleach and other household cleaning products can be poisonous for cats; even if they just step in them.
    • Weed killer.
    • Slug pellets.
    • Antifreeze.
    • Creosote.


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