What is aloe?
Aloe is a succulent plant that is commonly used for medicinal purposes by humans.
Is aloe toxic to cats?
Yes, aloe is toxic to cats.
What part of the aloe plant is toxic to cats?
The white latex of the aloe plant is toxic to cats, not the gelatin held within the leaves.
How severe are the symptoms of aloe poisoning in cats?
Symptoms of aloe poisoning in cats are generally mild unless the cat has eaten a large amount of the plant.
Is the gel inside the aloe plant toxic to cats?
The gel inside the aloe plant is not toxic to cats.
Can cats eat aloe?
No, cats should not eat aloe.
What are the toxic principles of aloe?
The toxic principles in aloe are saponins and anthraquinones.
How can I keep my cat safe from aloe poisoning?
Keep aloe plants out of reach of cats and monitor your cat’s behavior around plants.
What should I do if my cat has ingested aloe?
If your cat has ingested aloe, contact your veterinarian or the APCC immediately.
Can aloe poisoning in cats be fatal?
Aloe poisoning in cats is generally not fatal, but it can cause severe symptoms.
How can I treat aloe poisoning in cats?
Treatment for aloe poisoning in cats may include inducing vomiting, administering activated charcoal, and providing supportive care.
Can aloe poisoning in cats be prevented?
Yes, aloe poisoning in cats can be prevented by keeping aloe plants out of reach of cats.
Is aloe toxic to other pets besides cats?
Yes, aloe is toxic to dogs and horses as well as cats.