All sorts of plants are at #79 on our list, and they’re to blame for about 4% of the 165,900 emergency calls placed to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center in 2011. Cats can be particularly attracted to the smell and texture of plants and, according to the Animal Poison Control Center, they’re involved in plant-related poisonings more often than dogs.
Tiger lilies in particular are extremely poisonous to cats. All parts of this plant are toxic to felines and can result in renal failure if eaten. Cats who eat tiger lilies may show symptoms including lethargy, lack of appetite, vomiting, and increased thirst. In these cases, cats should be treated immediately.
If you have any of the plants on this list, be sure to keep them out of your pet’s reach or consider removing them altogether. If your pet eats a harmful plant, the Animal Poison Control Center can help at 1-888-426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may apply, 90% of which is covered by ASPCA Pet Health Insurance. Learn more about what we cover now.
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