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Is bamboo poisonous to cats?

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Is bamboo poisonous to cats?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

In regards ***** ***** question, our common bamboo plants of the species Phyllostachys are not toxic for cats and not a worry if they give them a chew. That said, if you are referring to "lucky bamboo" (Dracaena spp.), this is not cat friendly and can cause GI upset, appetite loss, lethargy, drooling and dilate the pupils. So, that one must be kept out of reach.

Please take care,

Dr. B.

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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

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