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Avoid These 7 Popular Plants That Are toxic To Cats

Be Careful What Plants Grace Your Homes and Gardens

Residents and visitors alike look forward to the warmth and renewal of spring in Marco Island and Naples, Florida. With a green thumb on the mind; now is a great time to review, research, and promote the healthiest, happiest home for you and your fur family!

Not all plants are created equal! Below we summarize a handful of popular household plants that are best for cat owners to leave out of their homes and gardens. Note, this is far from an exhaustive list! For the Love of Cats is passionate about fostering crucial conversations to promote the wellbeing of cats everywhere. By identifying a handful of popular plants throughout Southwest Florida that can be poisonous to cats, we hope to inspire and educate new and veteran pet owners alike!

Seasonal residents may have a little extra homework to do—but it’s well worth the effort to ensure you are creating a plant-friendly environment for your purrfect family!

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a common succulent known for its numerous healing properties.

According to the ASPCA, ingestion of aloe can lead to increased water in the colon, which may result in diarrhea or vomiting. Other symptoms of aloe vera ingestion can include depression, lethargy, weight loss, urine color changes, and rarely, tremors.

Check out the ASPCA’s website for a complete list of plants that are poisonous to cats.


Do you have a plan in place for when your cat accidentally ingests something poisonous?

If you think your cat has ingested something potentially poisonous, call one of these 24/7/365 Pet Poison Hotlines Immediately:

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: (888) 426-4435

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is available for poison-related animal emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Note, a consultation fee may apply for this service.

The Pet Poison Helpline: (855)-764-7661

The Pet Poison Helpline is available in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinarians treating a potentially poisoned pet. This helpline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Pet Poison Helpline has a consultation fee of $75 per incident, which includes follow-up consultations.

Save these hotlines into your phone’s address book now—don’t wait for an emergency to start your research!



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