The toxicity level of String of Pearls is 2 to 4, so string of pearls is toxic to cats. We'd better not let cats eat string of pearls by mistake. Let's take a look at the degree of toxicity.
- Grade 2 toxicity: Ingestion of string of pearls may cause slight diseases such as vomiting or diarrhea in cats. If your cat swallows a string of pearls, it may cause minor diseases such as vomiting or diarrhea.
- Grade 4 toxicity: The juice or thorn of string of pearls may cause rash or irritation. Wash affected skin areas with soap and water as soon as possible after contact. The rash can be very severe and painful.
Poisoning symptoms of cat eatting string of pearls
Cats are unlikely to consume enough String of pearls
to produce clinical symptoms associated with liver failure. However, cats exposed to irritants may develop local mild skin irritation or rash, and ingestion may lead to drooling, vomiting and diarrhea, so string of pearls are toxic to cats
How to prevent the toxicity of string of pearls to cats
Unless cats consume a large amount of string of pearls for a long time, the risk of hepatotoxicity is very low. However, some cats may be attracted by the novel string of pearls and eat string of pearls by mistake,which we should pay attention when we propagate string of pearls
. In this case, we can remove the string of pearls from the house or put it in a room where cats cannot enter. String of pearls usually grows in hanging Flower
pots, which makes it more difficult for cats to eat the plant.Read More:String of Pearls Plant Care & Propagation
What to do if your pet ate the string of pearls?
Generally, if cats eat a lot of string of pearls by mistake and we found it at home, if it's a little away from the pet hospital, we can consider artificial emesis. The single emetic is to prepare light saltwater. The proportion of saltwater should not be too high. After all, a string of pearls can't eat too salty. If the string of pearls itself has a burden on the kidney, they eat saltwater with large salt content by mistake at this time, Instead, it will increase the burden on the kidney, as long as it has a little salty taste. The premise of this action is to be carried out under the instructions of the doctor.
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