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Are aspidistra plants harmful to cats when they chew the l

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Are aspidistra plants harmful to cats when they chew the leaves
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 3 years ago.
Hi,

Welcome. I'm Dr. Bruce and I've been a small animal veterinarian for over 13 years. Thank you for your question about whether or not aspidistra plants are harmful to cats. The Aspidistra elatior plant (aka cast iron plant, bar room plant, iron plant) isn't toxic to cats. In saying that, some cats will vomit after eating a lot of plant material though just as it is something new in the stomach.

Here is the link to the ASPCA animal poison control's poisonous plant list that shows that this one isn't toxic to cats or dogs.

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants/cast-iron-plant

Please let me know what questions this brings up.
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