Plants dangerous for cats
In this article we will examine the theme “plants that are dangerous for cats”, but first a small introduction. No one can argue with the fact that comfort in our home bring houseplants. And how often lovingly grown by the hostess flowers are spoiled Pets. And the thing is that by nature, cats are very curious and from time to time, it may harm not only the plants, and themselves.
Basically, cats prefer meat or fish, but going for a walk in the garden, looking for useful grass and with pleasure regale on it. Worse have cats that live in city apartments where owners can’t afford to go for long walks in the nature area. Then cat is “acting up” – chew at the leaves of indoor plants, sometimes turning them to the floor along with the pot and the ground.
Natural care of cats leads to the fact that, often, “licking”, they clog the intestinal tract of wool, and in order to “remove” woolen tube, eat the grass with a huge amount of folic acid, which gives them a gag reflex. Even eaten a huge amount of weed will not bring harm to an animal, unless, of course, the plant was not treated with poisonous herbicides.
Cats who live on the street, well opredelyayutsya plants, but allowed no such experience.
Plants, the most dangerous for cats which are capable of harming animals – from the family of Araceae: dieffenbachia, alokaziya, colocasia, philodendron, syngonium, Caladium, monstera, aglaonema – here are the most popular ones. Their protective feature is the presence of poisonous juice.
Monstera, whose leaves have a fine needle education, in contact with the mucous language, create painful blisters and burning.
Philodendron are also able to cause burns on the tongue and throat and damage the kidneys. Getting into the eye, gives rise to conjunctivitis, and without a visit to the veterinarian results in irreversible transformation in cornea.
Dieffenbachia also contains acid that not only burns mucous mouth, but also causes severe swelling and difficulty breathing and the cardiovascular system. Not in vain in the old days it was called “dumb cane” – the plantation owners forced slaves to sin when you chew the leaves of this plant.
Plants of the family Euphorbiaceae (various euphorbias, jatropha, acalypha, Croton) contain autorun. Poisoning one of these plants is fraught with not only burns, but can lead to nervous disorders, severe diarrhea, nutraceuti.
Plant of the family kutrovyh (adenium, Allamanda, A. Mandeville, or dipladenia, oleander) contain substances poisoning which will result in severe colic, vomiting, diarrhea, and cardiac glycosides can cause even heart failure.
Flowers, growing in summer on the balcony, able to entice the bees, and cats that used to hunt for flies, not set them apart from bees and they have a chance to be stung, which can generate a terrible tumor of the throat.
Apricot, asparagus, black locust, wild grape, Narcissus, horse chestnut, ivy, orange tree, chrysanthemum, delphinium, cyclamen – a plant that cause cats cardiac and pulmonary insufficiency, seizures, vomiting and diarrhea…
Swelling of the mucous membrane, impaired coordination, cardiovascular failure cause subsequent plants: white Lily, Oriental arborvitae, Holly grape, tobacco, Caladium, peperomiya…
Ficus, cow parsnip, Rue, chrysanthemum, poinsettias can cause dermatitis in pet.
There are plants that by eating food in large quantity can cause a lot of problems: barberry, Pansy, begonia, carnation, convolvulus arvensis, geranium, galantus, hyacinth, Wisteria, clover, St. John’s wort, Datura, marigold, viburnum, cacti, dogwood, Lily of the valley, bulrush, Buttercup, juniper, poppy, the juice of dandelion, nightshade, mistletoe, tansy, lilac, rhododendrons, hellebore, yew, Yucca…
Often the hostess received a beautiful bouquet of flowers in a vase with water adds a special means, so that the flowers do not fade as rapidly. And the kitties even ordinary aspirin can cause poisoning. Just make sure the cat does not drink water from vases.
If you valued your pet, keep potted plants in places where cats is not able to reach. If it is impossible to do, just vsprysnite leaves or the pot “Integrisanom” or “Antigadin” – it will scare the animal.
If the poisoning happened, provide pet first aid: wash with water mucous membranes of the mouth and eyes, give activated charcoal (certainly with a huge amount of water). And then will contact you are leaving the vet at home around the clock !
I hope these tips will help you avoid problems and preserve the health of your Pets.