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The poinsettia plant is well known for its red and green foliage and is widely used in Christmas floral displays in many homes.

Therefore some cat owners might wonder are poinsettias poisonous to cats? And the answer is yes, Poinsettias can be toxic to cats. The plant contains a milky sap that can cause irritation or vomiting if ingested by your cat. The level of toxicity is typically mild to moderate, and most cats recover without the need for medical treatment. However, if your cat shows signs of severe or prolonged illness, you should seek veterinary attention immediately. It’s always a good idea to keep potentially toxic plants out of reach of pets, including Poinsettias, especially during the holiday season when they are more prevalent in homes.

So are Poinsettias poisonous to cat? Yes they are and if you suspect that your cat has ingested any part of a Poinsettia plant or any other potentially toxic substance, you should contact your veterinarian or a pet poison control centre for advice on what to do next.