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Can amaryllis kill cats?

The amaryllis is a desirable holiday plant because it's fun to watch the bulb grow into a tall, majestic flower. However, it's a very toxic plant for cats (and dogs) due to the presence of the chemical lycorine. If your cat ingests toxic holiday plants, contact a veterinarian immediately.

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Regarding this, is the amaryllis plant poisonous to cats?

Amaryllis (Belladonna) The beauty of the flowering Amaryllis is only matched by its toxicity. The Amaryllis contains lycorine and other noxious substances, which cause salivation, gastrointestinal abnormalities (vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite and abdominal pain), lethargy and tremors in both cats and dogs.

Additionally, what is toxic to cats? Onions and Garlic Onions, garlic, shallots, and scallions can cause damage to your cat's red blood cells and lead to anemia. These foods are typically poisonous when eaten in large quantities, but exposure to concentrated forms of onion or garlic, such as onion soup mix or garlic powder, can also be toxic.

Regarding this, what flower can kill a cat?


What lilies are toxic to cats?

Examples of some of these toxic lilies include Asiatic, Easter, Japanese Show, rubrum, stargazer, red, tiger, Western, and wood lilies (Lilium species) and daylilies (Hemerocallis species).

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