By Josie  February 22nd, 2023

Are Spider Plants


to Cats?

If your house is full of adorable feline species coupled with a lavish green interior of snake plants, we may have bad news for you.

Let's take a closer look:

Snake plants release a toxic group of compounds called saponins in order to defend themselves.

In the snake plant, saponins play the role of preventing harmful microbes and bugs from attacking it.

Why are Snake Plants Toxic to Cats?

Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal issues.

Moreover, they may lead to more serious complications, such as the formation of bladder stones which may lead to blockages, and even death.

Effects on Cats

Remember that the severity of the symptoms will depend on the amount of the plant consumed and your cat’s size and immune system.

Severity of Reaction

If your cat eats some of your snake plants, don’t worry too much.

Measures to Take in Case of Ingestion

If you witness a severity in the symptoms, the first thing you need to do is to call your vet.

If your cat is dehydrated or in shock, they may give fluids to rehydrate and stabilize them.

At Vet

Typically they induce vomiting to get rid of any remaining plant material in the stomach.

How to Keep your Cat Away 

#1 Keep Plants Out of Reach

#2 Use a Plant Stand

#3 Provide An Alternative

#4 Train Your Cat

#5 Use a Cat Repellent

Safe Alternative Plants

#1 Spider Plant

#2 Bamboo Palm

#3 Boston Fern

#4 African Violet

#5 Chinese Money Plant

Other Unsafe Plants

#1 Elephant Ear

#2 Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera)

#3 Poinsettia

#4 Tulips

#5 Aloe

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Read the full article for more in depth tricks for keeping your kitty safe!

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