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Can My Cat Eat This? Toxic Plants to Avoid

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Many plants and herbs are safe for kitty to nibble on, like basil and dill. However, some common plants and herbs can be toxic, even fatal, if ingested by a cat or kitten. Often, things that are healthy for humans can cause vomiting, diarrhea, or other severe reactions in our pets.

The ASPCA maintains an extensive list of toxic and non-toxic plants for cats, dogs, and horses. Below are some well known herbs and plants to keep away from both indoor and outdoor cats.

Toxic Plants, Fruits, and Veggies

  • Aloe
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Asparagus
  • Azaleas
  • Buckwheat
  • Carnations
  • Large quantities of catnip
  • Chamomile
  • Cherries
  • Chives
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Daffodils, daisies, and day lilies
  • Eucalyptus, especially essential oils
  • Fig
  • Grapefruit
  • Hemp
  • Holly
  • Hydrangeas
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Large quantities of mint leaves or essential oil
  • Mums
  • Oranges
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Tobacco
  • Tomato plant leaves

When in doubt about something kitty ate, immediately contact your local veterinarian.