Are Snake Plants Toxic to Cats? Safe or Poisonous? (Solved)



Snake plants or Mother-in-Law’s Tongues (Dracaena trifasciata, syn. Sansevieria trifasciata) are familiar and highly popular houseplants, decorating homes, offices, and indoor spaces everywhere.

They are beloved for  their easy care, striking looks, and reputation for improving air quality.  But you may wonder, “are  Snake plants toxic to cats?”. Let’s get right into it.

But, Why Do Cats Want to Eat Toxic Plants?

As any cat owner knows, their feline friend will want to investigate and chew anything that looks or smells interesting, or they may be bored and looking for something to do.

Common Symptoms of Snake Plant Cat Poisoning

– Stomach upset – Loss of appetite – Depression – Abdominal pain – Nausea – Vomiting – Excessive drooling – Diarrhea

Treatment for Toxic Cat Snake Plant Poisoning

If you think that your cat has chewed or swallowed some Snake plant leaves, contact your veterinarian immediately. 

What You Can Do: 5 Ways to Keep Your Cat Safe

- Make Your Plant Inaccessible - Make Your Plant Unattractive - Give Your Cat Something Healthy to Chew - Give Your Cat Some Fun Toys - Consider Donating Your Snake Plant

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