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Are rose leaves poisonous to cats?

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My cat just ate some leaves off my roses. Are they poisonous?

Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 6 years ago.

Hello, I'm sorry to hear that your kitty ate rose leaves. The good news is that rose leaves are not toxic. Any sort of greenery, eaten in excess, may cause an upset stomach and vomiting but they aren't poisonous. I would be worried about the thorns causing trauma to her mouth or face though, so keep her away from your rose bushes.