Toxic Christmas plants for cats and dogs

During Christmas our house is full of dangerous objects for our pets, including the decoration of the own Christmas tree. However, the plants can also be a danger to them.

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In fact, there are toxic Christmas plants for cats and dogs , so the YourCatCareguide invites you to prevent possible intoxication by keeping these plants out of the reach of your pets.

Do not know what they are?

Do not worry, we’ll tell you!

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Christmas Plant

The Christmas or Poinsettia plant is one of the plants most offered on these dates. Its deep red color and easy maintenance make it one of the first options to decorate our home. However, as many already know, it is a toxic plant for dogs and cats, which in addition seems to cause them an innate attraction.

See what the first aid is if your dog eats the Christmas plant .


Mistletoe is another of the typical Christmas plants that can catch the attention of our pets for their little balls. Although its level of toxicity is not especially high, the sure thing is that it can pose a problem if our dog or cat ingest a sufficient amount. You should place it in a hard-to-reach place to prevent accidents.


Holly is another typical Christmas plant. We can recognize it by its characteristic leaves and red marbles . Small doses of holly can be very harmful causing vomiting and diarrhea, it is a very toxic plant . In large quantities it can affect our animals very negatively. Be very careful with holly.

Christmas tree

Although it does not look like the typical spruce we use as Christmas tree can be dangerous for our pets. Especially in the case of dogs, it may happen that they swallow the leaves. These are very harmful for being sharp and stiff and can puncture your gut.

The sap of the tree and even the water that can accumulate in your pot is also dangerous to health. Find out how to avoid the dog like the Christmas tree .

Other toxic plants for dogs and cats

In addition to the typical Christmas plants, there are many other plants that are also toxic to our dog or cat. It is essential that you know them before you buy them. We recommend that you visit the following articles:

Once you take them into account, you should put them in a safe place, out of the reach of dogs and cats. Some of the symptoms that may alert you to possible intoxication due to the consumption of plants are: digestive disorders (diarrhea, vomiting or gastritis), neurological disorders (seizures, excessive salivation or lack of coordination), allergic dermatitis (itching, numbness or loss of and kidney failure or cardiac disorders.

Christmas related articles

In addition to taking into account plants that are toxic to dogs, YourCatCareguide helps you to prepare for this special season like Christmas, so do not miss the following articles:

Finally, we want to remember that Christmas is a time of solidarity and love for others and for animals. If you are thinking about having a new little friend, do not forget: there are many animals to adopt!

This article is purely informative, in we do not have the capacity to prescribe veterinary treatments nor to make any type of diagnosis. We suggest you bring your pet to the veterinarian in case of any type of condition or malaise.

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Emily Harris

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