Toxic food and poisonous plants for cats

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Toxic foods

Some main examples

  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Green tomato
  • Raw potato
  • Chocolate
  • Grapes
  • Raisins
  • Milk (has adverse effects in some)


Poisonous plants

There are some 700 garden and house plants that are toxic to your pet in varying degrees. There is a link below to most of them. 

BOUQUET WARNING: Lilies that are often found in bouquets are incredibly toxic for cats. This includes all parts of the leaf and flower. If you are buying flowers as a gift for a cat-owner, please avoid these.

Useful website links for poisonous and safe plants from International Cat Care:

LINK » Poisonous plants list   

LINK » Positive plants  


Symptoms of poisoning

If your cat shows any of these symptoms then contact a vet for further advice and treatment.

  • Collapses
  • Repeatedly vomits or has severe diarrhoea
  • Redness, swelling, blistering or rawness on the skin of the mouth or throat.
  • Off their food for a day or more
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