Like Gwen Stefani - Harajuku Lovers Live (DVD) plants, while figs are perfectly safe for humans, the fruit, leaves and sap of figs and fig trees is toxic and irritating to your cat.
While the toxicity of figs is low to moderate, if you suspect your cat has ingested any toxic substance you should seek immediate veterinary care. Figs are common fruits that have been grown for centuries. Fig plants, also known as weeping fig or ficus, are also popular indoor and outdoor ornamental plants.
Their long, glossy green leaves make for attractive indoor foliage. Unfortunately, the same qualities that humans find attractive in figs can also entice your kitty, which can prove dangerous for their health. Fig poisoning in your cat will cause a mild to moderate irritation for your pet.
Symptoms that your cat is suffering from fig poisoning include:. Fig poisoning in your cat When The Rats Desert The Sinking Ship - Painbastard - No Need To Worry when your pet ingests any part of a fig or fig-producing tree. Creeping fig, weeping fig, ficus and Indian rubber plant are all common names for fig trees.
You can identify a fig tree by its long, glossy green leaves. Figs are typically evergreens and will keep their leaves year round when grown indoors, making them popular plants for homes and offices.
Figs trees also produce fruit figs which, while safe for humans to eat, are also dangerous if your cat ingests them. The highest concentration of these substances is in the milky sap produced by the leaves and branches of the plant.
Diagnosis of fig poisoning in your cat will begin with a thorough veterinary exam. During your visit, you should provide your vet with a complete medical and physical history of your cat.
This will allow your veterinarian to more accurately diagnose what type of substance your cat may have ingested and prescribe the best treatment options. Your vet may also choose to take a blood sample to test for other causes of the symptoms, but if poisoning is suspected they will most likely have to begin treatment prior to definitive results being available from the laboratory.
As in most cases of poisoning, treatment will begin with stabilizing your pet if they are experiencing distress. This may involve administering special drugs via IV or injection that help regulate heart rate and breathing. Once your cat is stabilized, your vet will attempt to eliminate any additional figs from their system. This is done initially by inducing vomiting with a special solution of fluid infused with a small percentage of hydrogen peroxide.
You should never attempt to induce vomiting in your cat at home unless under the direction of a Fig Tree - Stranger Cat - Fig Tree / Sirens . Vomiting can cause potentially life-threatening side effects such as aspiration pneumonia if your cat is not monitored closely throughout the process. Symptoms of fig poisoning are generally mild and most cats will make a full recovery after ingestion. If your cat is experiencing vomiting and diarrhea, it may take several days of special food and medications in order for their systems to recover enough to go back to a regular diet.
As with all cases of poisoning, your cat will have the best chance at recovering from fig poisoning if you seek immediate veterinary attention as soon as possible after exposure.
I have them isolated in my office and I'm not letting the cats in here since ficus and citrus trees seem to be extremely poisonous to cats Hi, my cat just ate 1 leaf of Ficus Benjamina, what should I do? Can she get sick from just 1 leaf? Is it serious? Could she die? She's not showing any symptoms. I think my cat may have weeping fig tree Tequila - Various - Latin Legends, we bought the plant on Monday and she was sick containing leaves yesterday, she is still being sick this evening wednesday.
Dog Walking. Dog Sitting. Dog Boarding. Fig Poisoning in Cats Share your experience. Share your experience. Rated as Mild Condition. Causes Fig Tree - Stranger Cat - Fig Tree / Sirens Treatment Recovery Advice. First Walk is on Us! What is Fig Poisoning? Symptoms of Fig Poisoning in Cats. Symptoms that your cat is suffering from Danger - Robin Gibb - How Old Are You? poisoning include: Vomiting Increased drooling or watering of the mouth Shaking of the head Diarrhea Skin irritation including open, weeping sores, or dermatitis.
Causes of Fig Poisoning in Cats. Diagnosis of Fig Poisoning in Cats. Treatment of Fig Poisoning in Cats. Recovery of Fig Poisoning Fig Tree - Stranger Cat - Fig Tree / Sirens Cats. One Year. Has Symptoms He is showing no signs of symptoms. Add a comment to Mio's experience. Was this experience helpful? Has Symptoms None yet. Add a comment to Max's experience. Has Symptoms no symptoms. Callum Turner, DVM. Weeping fig poisoning normally results in skin and oral irritation which may also lead to gastrointestinal symptoms among other symptoms; you should rinse out the mouth thoroughly and the skin around the mouth.
Add a comment to Phoebe's experience. Domestic cat. Has Symptoms Sickness. Thankfully symptoms of weeping fig poisoning are generally mild resulting in gastrointestinal upset including vomiting, salivation, loss Fig Tree - Stranger Cat - Fig Tree / Sirens appetite and in some cases skin irritation from sap.
Keep Willow hydrated and monitor for improvement, remove the weeping fig and visit your Veterinarian if there is no improvement. Add a comment to Willow's experience.
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