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Discussion in 'Cat Health' started by mom of 10 cats, Aug 8, 2003.

  1. mom of 10 cats

    mom of 10 cats Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

    Feb 6, 2003
    Longmont, CO
    We've had a thread about plants that are dangerous and/or toxic to cats, here is just the opposite, a list of plants that are safe for cats! It was compiled by the Moggies site in the UK. http://cats.about.com/gi/dynamic/off...Fnontoxix.html

    Achyranthes verschaffelti
    Acorn squash
    African violet
    Aluminum plant
    American rubber plant
    Anthericum comosum
    Antirrhinum multiflorum
    Apple Leaf Croton
    Arabian gentian
    Artillery plant
    Aspidium falcatum
    Autumn olive

    Baby tears
    Baby rubber tree plant
    Bachelors buttons
    Ball fern
    Bamboo palm
    Bamboo vine
    Banana squash
    Begonia species
    Belmore sentry palm
    Big shellbark hickory
    Bitter pecan
    Black hawthorn
    Black haw
    Blaspheme vine
    Blooming sally
    Blue bead
    Blue echeveria
    Blue-eyed daisy
    Blue daisy
    Blunt leaf peperomia
    Blushing bromeliad
    Bold sword fern
    Boston fern
    Bottle Palm
    Brazilian orchid
    Bride's bonnet
    Bristly greenbrier
    Brodiaea pulchella
    Broom hickory
    Bur gourd
    Burro's tail
    Buttercup squash
    Butterfly ginger
    Butterfly squash
    Butterfly iris
    Butterfly tulip
    Butterfly orchid
    Button fern

    Calathea insignis
    California pitcher plant
    Callistemon citrinus
    Callistemon bradyandrus
    Callistemon viminalis
    Calochortus nuttalli
    Calthea lancifolia
    Canada hemlock
    Canary date palm
    Candle plant
    Candycorn plant
    Canna lily
    Cape jasmine
    Cape primrose
    Carob tree
    Carolina hemlock
    Carrion flower
    Carrot fern
    Carrot flower
    Casaba melon
    Cast Iron plant
    Cat ear
    Cat brier
    Cattleya labiata
    Celosia plumosa
    Celosia spicata
    Celosia globosa
    Chamaedorean humilis
    Chaparral snapdragon
    Chicken-gizzard plant
    Chickens and hens
    China root
    China aster
    Chinese plumbago
    Chlorophytum bichetii
    Chocolate soldier plant
    Christmas dagger fern
    Christmas palm
    Christmas orchid
    Cinnamon jasmine
    Cliff brake fern
    Club moss
    ***** comb
    Cocktail orchid
    Collinia elegans
    Color-band Cryptanthus
    Columnar cactus
    Common garden canna
    Common snapdragon
    Common camellia
    Common catbrier
    Common staghorn fern
    Common greenbrier
    Confederate jasmine
    Copper rose
    Coral berry
    Coral ardisia
    Coral bells
    Crape myrtle
    Crataegus phaenopyrum
    Crataegus spp.
    Creeping charlie
    Creeping pilea
    Creeping rubus
    Creeping gloxinia
    Creeping zinnia
    Creeping mahonia
    Crepe myrtle
    Crimson bottlebush
    Crimson cup
    Crisped feather fern
    Cushion moss
    Cushon aloe
    Cyrtudeira reptans

    Dainty rabbits-foot fern
    Dallas fern
    Dancing doll orchid
    Davallia bullata mariessi
    Davallia trichomanoides
    Desert trumpet
    Dichorisandra reginae
    Dinteranthus vanzylii
    Duffii fern
    Duffy fern
    Dwarf feather fern
    Dwarf Rose-Stripe Star
    Dwarf palm
    Dwarf royal palm
    Dwarf date palm
    Dwarf whitman fern

    Earth star
    Easter cattleya
    Easter daisy
    Easter orchid
    Easter lily cactus
    Edible banana
    Elephant-Ear Begonia
    Emerald ripple peperomia
    English hawthorn
    Epidendrum ibaguense
    Epidendrum atropurpeum
    Episcia spp.

    Fairy fountain
    False aralia
    Fan tufted palm
    Feather fern
    Feathered amaranth
    Fiery reed orchid
    Fig leaf gourd
    Figleaf palm
    Fingernail plant Fire weed
    Fish tail fern
    Flame of the woods
    Flame african violet
    Flame violet
    Florida butter-fly orchid
    Fluffy ruffles
    Forster sentry palm
    Fortunes palm
    Freckle face
    Friendship plant

    Garden snapdragon
    Garden marigold
    German violet
    Ghost plant
    Ghost leafless orchid
    Giant white inch plant
    Giant holly fern
    Giant aster
    Gibasis geniculata
    Globe thistle
    Gold bloom
    Gold-fish plant
    Golden shower orchid
    Golden lace orchid
    Golden aster
    Golden bells
    Good luck palm
    Grape hyacinth
    Grape Ivy
    Great willow herb
    Green ripple peperomia

    Hardy gloxinia
    Hardy baby tears
    Haws apple
    Hedgehog gourd
    Hemlock tree
    Hen and chickens fern
    Hens and chickens
    Hindu rope plant
    Holly fern
    Honey plant
    Honey locust
    Honeydew melons
    Honeysuckle fuchsia
    Hookera pulchella
    Horse brier
    Hoya 'Mauna Loa'
    Hoya carnosa 'exotica'
    Hoya carnosa 'krinkle'
    Hoya carnosa 'variegata'
    Hubbard squash
    Hypocyrta spp.

    Ice plant
    Imbricata sword fern
    Irish moss
    Iron cross begonia
    Iron tree
    Ivy-leaf peperomia
    Ivy peperomia

    Jackson brier
    Jacob's ladder
    Japanese aralia
    Japanese pittosporum
    Japanese moss
    Japanese holly fern
    Jewel orchid
    Joseph's coat
    Jungle geranium

    Kahali ginger
    Kenilworth ivy
    Kentia palm
    Kenya palm
    Kenya violet
    King and queen fern
    King of the forest
    King nut
    Kuang-yen- pa-hsieh

    Lace flower vine
    Lace orchid
    Ladies ear drops
    Lady lou
    Lady palm
    Lagerstroemia indica
    Lance Pleumele
    Large Lady Palm
    Laurel-leaved greenbrier Mulberry tree
    Leather peperomia
    Leng-fen tu'an
    Leopard orchid
    Leopard lily
    Lesser snapdragon
    Lily of the valley orchid
    Lipstick plant
    Little fantasy peperomia
    Little zebra plant
    Living rock cactus
    Living stones
    Locust pods

    Madagascar jasmine
    Magnolia bush
    Mahonia aquifolium
    Malabar gourd
    Malaysian dracaema
    Manila palm
    Mapleleaf begonia
    Marbled fingernail
    Mariposa lily
    Measles plant
    Metallic peperomia
    Metallic leaf begonia
    Mexican firecracker
    Mexican snowballs
    Mexican rosettes
    Minature maranta
    Minature marble plant
    Minature fish tail
    Miniature date palm
    Mistletoe cactus
    Mockernut hickory
    Mosaic plant
    Mosiac vase
    Moss phlox
    Moss agate
    Moss rose
    Moss campion
    Moss fern
    Mossy campion
    Mother fern
    Mother of pearl plant
    Mother spleenwort
    Mountain camellia
    Mountain grape
    Mulberry bush
    Musa paradisiaca
    Muscari spp.
    Muscari armeniacum

    Narrow leafed pleomele
    Natal plum
    Neanthe bella palm
    Nematanthus spp.
    Nerve plant
    New silver and bronze
    Night blooming cereus

    Odontoglossum spp.
    Old world orchid
    Old man cactus
    Orange star
    Oregon grape
    Ossifragi vase

    Paddys wig
    Painted lady
    Palm lily
    Pampus grass
    Pansy orchid
    Paradise palm
    Parlor plant
    Parlor palm
    Parsley fern
    Peace begonia
    Peacock plant Pearl plant
    Pearly dots
    Peperomia peltifolia
    Peperomia rotundifolia
    Peperomia fosteri
    Peperomia sandersii
    Peperomia hederifolia
    Pepper face
    Persian violet
    Pheasant plant
    Piggy back plant
    Pigmy date palm
    Pignut hickory
    Pilea microphylla
    Pilea mucosa
    Pink polka dot plant
    Pink Pearl
    Pink starlite
    Pink Brocade
    Plantanus occidentalis
    Plantanus orientalis
    Platinum peperomia
    Platycerium alicicorne
    Plumbago larpentiae
    Plush plant
    Polka dot plant
    Polystichum falcatum
    Pony tail
    Porcelain flower
    Pot marigold
    Prairie snowball
    Prairie lily
    Prayer plant
    Prickly bottlebrush
    Prostrate coleus
    Purple waffle plant
    Purple baby tears
    Purple passion vine
    Purpleosier willow

    Queen's spiderwort
    Queens spiderwort
    Queensland arrowroot

    Rabbits foot fern
    Rainbow orchid
    Red african violet
    red veined prayer plant
    red berried greenbrier
    red hawthorne
    red palm lily
    red edge peperomia
    reed palm
    resurrection lily
    rex begonia
    Ribbon plant
    Roosevelt fern
    Royal velvet plant
    Rubber plant, baby
    Russian olive

    Saffron spike zebra
    Saint Bernards lily
    Sand lily
    Sand verbena
    Satin pellionia
    Scarborough lily
    Scarlet orchid
    Scarlet sage
    Sego lily
    Shagbark hickory
    Shan ku'ei-lai
    Shellbark hickory
    Shiny leaf smilax
    Shrimp cactus
    Silver nerve plant
    Silver table fern
    Silver pink vine
    Silver bell
    Silver heart
    Silver star
    Silver berry
    Silver-leaf peperomia
    Silver tree anamiga
    Slender deutzia
    Small fruited hickory
    Smilax tamnoides vas hispida
    Speckled wood lily
    Spice orchid
    Spider ivy
    Spider plant
    Spotted laurel
    Squirrels foot fern
    Star jasmine
    Star plant
    Star tulip
    Star window plant
    Star lily
    Striped blushing
    Sugar pods
    Sulfur flower
    Summer hyacinth
    Swedish ivy
    Sweet william
    Sweetheart peperomia
    Sweetheart hoya
    Sword fern
    Tahitian bridal veil

    Tailed orchid
    Tall feather fern
    Tall mahonia
    Teasel gourd
    Texas sage
    Thea japonica
    Thimble cactus
    Thorn apple
    Ti hu-ling
    Tiger orchid
    Toad spotted cactus
    Torch lily
    Trailing peperomia
    Tree cactus
    Tree gloxinia
    Tropical moss
    True cantalope
    Tu fu-ling
    Tulip poplar
    Tulip tree
    Turban squash
    Turf lily

    Umbrella plant
    Urbinia agavoides
    Usambara violet

    Variegated philodendron leaf peperomia
    Variegated wax plant
    Variegated wandering jew
    Variegated oval leaf peperomia
    Variegated laurel
    Velvet plant
    Venus fly trap
    Verona fern
    Verona lace fern
    Vining peperomia
    Violet slipper gloxinia

    Waffle plant
    Walking anthericum
    Washington hawthorn
    Water hickory
    Watermelon peperomia
    Watermelon begonia
    Watermelon pilea
    Wax plant
    Wax rosette
    Weeping sergeant hemlock
    Weeping bottlebrush
    West indian gherkin
    Western sword
    White edged swedish ivy
    White heart hickory
    White ginger
    Whitman fern
    Wild buckwheat
    Wild buckwheat
    Wild sarsaparilla
    Wild lantana
    Wild strawberry
    Wild hyacinth
    Willow herb
    Windmill palm
    Winter cattleya
    Withered snapdragon

    Yellow-flowered gourd
    Yellow bloodleaf
    Yerba linda

    Zebra haworthia
    Zebra plant
    Zinnia sp.
    Zucchini squash

  2. cjandbilly

    cjandbilly TCS Member Top Cat

    Jan 20, 2005
    I see quite a few olives in there, but, what would you call a regular green olive, that you would buy at a grocery store? Billy gets into those sometimes, and I worry about how it's effecting his system. It gives him the runniest, stinkiest, and nastiest poops ever! [​IMG] Would that be on this list?

  3. nano

    nano TCS Member Super Cat

    Mar 11, 2005
    Good one! [​IMG]

  4. mom of 10 cats

    mom of 10 cats Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

    Feb 6, 2003
    Longmont, CO
    Cassie, I'm not sure about olives, but if they have that sort of effect on Billy, I would keep them away from him. I know tomatos and onions are toxic to cats.

  5. cjandbilly

    cjandbilly TCS Member Top Cat

    Jan 20, 2005
    Yeah, we try to keep them away from him... just sometimes, he sneaks them! [​IMG] Thanks! I'll be more careful!

  6. mom of 10 cats

    mom of 10 cats Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

    Feb 6, 2003
    Longmont, CO
    LOL I know how that goes! [​IMG]

    We have one cat who loves coca cola, which of course is BAD for them (caffeine). Keeping Titi out of the soda is always a challenge.

  7. cjandbilly

    cjandbilly TCS Member Top Cat

    Jan 20, 2005
    LOL! CJ is afraid of soda! [​IMG] I guess the fizzing scares her!? [​IMG]

  8. yosemite

    yosemite TCS Member Veteran

    Apr 26, 2001
    Ingersoll, ON
    We had a black cat (Ebony - go figure) who absolutely LOVED spaghetti and meatballs. In fact, he had to have his own dish of food whenever I had it.

    It was TOMATO sauce with onions, garlic, etc., etc. Ebony was 14 yrs. old when he left us and had never been sick or to a vet except for his yearly visits. Our Simba was equally fond of Tomato sauce and it didn't seem to hurt him either so I have to wonder if some of this isn't "old wives tales" somewhat like cats stealing babies' breaths.

  9. mom of 10 cats

    mom of 10 cats Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

    Feb 6, 2003
    Longmont, CO
    Onions and garlic, along with other members of the lily family are not recommended for cats. Ingestion of these foods in any form by a cat can lead to damage in red blood cells and their production. Continued use can eventually result in anemia and death. Tomatoes are another potentially fatal addition to a cat' s diet. For humans, tomatoes present many benefits: they are credited with cancer-fighting properties and are an excellent source of antioxidants. These same advantages are not applicable to a cat, however. Tomatoes, as members of the nightshade family, contain a bitter poisonous alkaloid called solanine. Solanine is toxic to humans as well, but only in large quantities, and even then, mild sickness is usually the only result. For a cat, on the other hand, even trace amounts of the substance can be fatal. Be sure to keep your cats away from tomatoes.

    More info: http://www.felinefuture.com/nutrition/tomato.php

  10. rita

    rita TCS Member Top Cat

    Dec 6, 2004
    [​IMG] Nice List!! [​IMG] I was also wondering about Herbs. I wanted to start some Herbs in a pot insdoors... like parsley and chives. I have no idea how DeeDee will react to plants. Even if the aren't poision could she get sick eating to much? [​IMG]

  11. mom of 10 cats

    mom of 10 cats Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

    Feb 6, 2003
    Longmont, CO
    Catnip, of course, won't hurt them. [​IMG]


    Also, I found this on http://www.theherbsplace.com/peteo.html
    "Aromatherapy, Essential Oils, and Cats"
    "There is a lot of information online about not using essential oils with cats or even diffusing essential oils as aromatherapy in the home with cats around. The concern is due to a chemical component known as phenols. Products that are not pure essential oils often contain synthetic phenols, but even some pure oils, like the Nature's Sunshine's oils sold on this site, contain naturally-occuring phenols as part of their chemical structure.

    Phenols are water soluble and evaporate more quickly than oils that do not contain phenols. Because of their strength they can be irritating to the skin and possibly damaging to the liver.

    It's always important to use a pure essential oil, rather than one with synthetic ingredients. An example of some essential oils with natural phenols in them would be: Bay, Oregano, Clove, Thyme, Cinnamon, Savory, and Tarragon. This is not an inclusive list. Please do your research before using an essential oil on a cat.

    We have personally used essential oils with our cats and others for many years without problems, but we have had extensive herbal training. It is very easy to overdo with essential oils and we do not want any harm to come to any animal from informational content on our site.

    Essential oils are extremely potent substances even when using for humans, so use in a small animal, such as a cat, can be dangerous, not only due to the size and weight, but also considering that cats do not have the same metabolism for the oils as we do.

    Please be wise."

  12. cjandbilly

    cjandbilly TCS Member Top Cat

    Jan 20, 2005
    You know, now that I think about it, Billy likes spaghetti. He won't eat a lot, but he'll munch on it a little. CJ doesn't like it. But CJ does like to get a lick or two of Spaghetti-O's sauce, which is a tomato sauce (I think- LOL). I don't quite know if tomato is as poisonous as said. I don't see it on the list, either. Hmmm.... I'll look in my veterinary manual and see if there's anything in it about that and get back to you.

  13. cjandbilly

    cjandbilly TCS Member Top Cat

    Jan 20, 2005
    There is nothing in my veterinary manual about tomatos, nor solanine poisoning. Hmmm... I don't know.

  14. deanna margaret

    deanna margaret TCS Member Kitten

    Jun 8, 2012
    Thanks, very informative! [​IMG] var fctb_tool=null; function FCTB_Init_e21895c5f08b4d3699baba55f39ccade(t) { fctb_tool=t;start(fctb_tool); } FCTB_Init_e21895c5f08b4d3699baba55f39ccade(document['FCTB_Init_e76e081678044a65bae019ce14ec19ba']); delete document['FCTB_Init_e76e081678044a65bae019ce14ec19ba']

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