I just got back from the vet an hour ago. The cat ate part of a plant I thought was safe, it wasn't. I have had a philodendron for years, no problems. They are used in reptile tanks so I assumed they are safe. They aren't. My cat apparently ate part of it today. When I arrived home from work I found piles of vomit and a very messy litterbox. It occurred to me to check possible culprits, the plant was missing leaves. We are lucky. My vet stayed open for me and gave her fluids and anti nausea meds. She should be fine. Needless to say the plant is now out on the porch until I can dispose of it. Please check your plants.
Keep your fingers crossed that Mokey continues to improve. We have snow tonight and the emergency vet is an hour away.
Yup. Lots of ordinary houseplants we think of as harmless are not at all good for pets. There's a PDF here, where you can see a list without having to click through an annoying endless series of pages: http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/plants_poisonou...
Good thoughts that Mokey is much better this morning! Those are bad plants for cats. Reptiles are entirely different critters for any kind of plants. They are also not toxic to dogs.
Oh no! I hope kitty does well. Lots of plants can be toxic, and the list is different for dogs and cats. MOST dogs won't eat most of the toxic plants (rhododendron is toxic, for instance, but I have never ever seen a dog try to eat a rhododendron).
Jack eats Christmas cactus flowers, and I think technically they are on the toxic list, but he doesn't eat enough to matter.
Not a lot of cats will actually ingest a plant, but many will bite at them. Some need to be eaten in quantities to be toxic, others will cause localized reactions or burning even if just nibbled.
I dunno... my greyhound ate some yellow oleander pods one time. Vet remained calm (though I was freaking) and the dog was fine...but oleanders are horrid and one wonders why any critter would ingest any part of the things.
LOL! I had a cat once that would eat a houseplant right down to the ground. He especially favored umbrella plants. This is one reason why we have dogs now.