Asked by: Edelio Kubrat
asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th April, 2020

Are cats allergic to Amaryllis?

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.

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Besides, 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.

Subsequently, question is, what part of Amaryllis is poisonous? The leaves, stems and bulbs contain phenanthridine alkaloids which can cause vomiting, hypotension (drop in blood pressure) and respiratory depression. Excess salivation and abdominal discomfort can be seen from the raphide oxalate crystals, which are more concentrated in the bulbs.

Beside above, what flowers are cats allergic to?

Common Plants and Flowers That Are Poisonous to Cats

  • Amaryllis (Amaryllis spp.)
  • Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
  • Azaleas and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron spp.)
  • Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)
  • Chrysanthemum, Daisy, Mum (Chrysanthemum spp.)
  • Cyclamen (Cyclamen spp.)
  • Daffodils, Narcissus (Narcissus spp.)

What plants are not poisonous to cats?

The following plants are non-toxic to both cats and dogs:

  • Blue Echeveria.
  • Bamboo.
  • Areca or Golden Palm.
  • Burro's Tail or Lamb's Tail.
  • Christmas Cactus.
  • Cliff Brake or Button Fern.
  • Hens and Chickens.
  • Pearl Plant.

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