Houseplants and your cat

Plants add the needed finishing touches to any decor.  But if you have a feline, that beautiful plant could become a most deadly enemy.  Here is a listing of plants poisonous to cats that must be avoided if there are cats in your home.  While in some instances just parts of a plant (bark, leaves, seeds, berries, roots, tubers, sprouts, green shells) might be poisonous, this list rules out the whole plant.  If you simply must have any of them, keep them safely out of the reach of your cat.

Should your cat eat part of a poisonous plant, immediately carry your cat to Cooper Creek PetCare Hospital  as soon as possible for a full evaluation and don't forget...take the plant also for identification.

Alfalfa Buttercup Dumb Cane
Almond (pits) Cactus, Candelabra Easter Lilly
Alcasia Castor Bean Eggplant
Amaryllis Cherry (pits) Elderberry
Apple seeds Cherry, most wild varieties Elephant Ear
Apritot (pits) Cherry, ground English Ivy
Arrow Grass Cherry, Laurel Euonymus
Avacado Chinaberry Evergreen
Azalea Christmas Rose Ferns
Baneberry Chrysanthemum Flax
Bayonet Clematis Four-O'Clock
Bear Grass Coriaria Foxglove
Beech Cornflower Golden Chain
Belladonna Cordalis Golden Glow
Bird of Paradise Crocus, Autumn Gopher Purge
Bittersweet Crown-of-Thomas Hellebore
Black Eyed Susan Cyclamen Hemlock, Poison
Black Locust Daffodil Hemlock, Water
Bleeding Hart Daphne Henbane
Bloodroot Datura Holly
Bluebonnet Deadly Nighshade Honeysuckle
Box Death Camas Horse Bean
Boxwood Delphinium Horsh Brush
Buckeye Dicentra Horse Chestnut
Burning Bush Dieffenbachia Hyacinth
Hydrangea Mock Orange Privet, Common
Indian Tobacco Monkshood Rhododendron
Iris Moonseed Rhubarb
Iris Ivy Morning Glory Rosary Pea
Jack-in-the-Pulpit Mountain Laurel Rubber Plant
Java Bean Mushrooms Scotch Broom
Jessamine Narcissus Skunk Cabbage
Jerasalem Cherry Nightshade Snowdrop
Jimson Weed Oleander Snow on the Mountain
Jonquil Peach (pits) Staggar Bush
Jungle Trumpets Peony Star-of-Bethlehem
Lantana Periwinkle Sweet Pea
Larkspur Philodendron Tansy Mustard
Laurel Pimpernel Tobacco
Lily Poinciana Tomato
Lily of the Valley Poinsettia Tulip
Lily Spider Poison Hemlock Tung Tree
Locoweed Poison Ivy Virginia Creeper
Lupine Poison Oak Water Hemlock
Marigold Pokeweed Weeping Fig
Marijuanna Poppy Wild Call
Mescal Bean Potato Wisteria
Mistletoe Precatory Bean Yew

An important phone number to keep near your phone would be the National Animal Poison Control Center hotline (900) 680-0000 ($2.95/minute, 10 minute average) or (800) 548-2423 ($30.00/case, VISA/MasterCard only).

Call Cooper Creek PetCare Hospital at 569-8999 to schedule your pet an appointment today.