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Are bromeliads toxic to cats?

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According to Minnesota's Morris Veterinary Center PSC, bromeliads are not toxic to cats; however, the center reports that cats often vomit when they ingest plants, even if the plant is not poisonous. In addition, sometimes plants present a choking hazard.

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Are bromeliads toxic to cats?
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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals specifically mentions the Blushing Bromeliad as non-toxic to cats but recommends contacting a veterinarian or the ASPCA if a cat has eaten it. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences reports that bromeliads are popular houseplants and outdoor potted plants. They are also used for landscaping in tropical or subtropical regions. Some varieties have brightly-colored leaves and colorful flowers. The UF IFAS also lists Spanish moss and pineapples as types of bromeliads.

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