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Are Christmas Cactus Plants Poisonous to Cats?

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Are Christmas Cactus Plants Poisonous to Cats?

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While the ASPCA states that Christmas cactus--Schlumbergera bridgesii---is non-toxic to cats and dogs, pets should not be allowed to eat the stems or flowers. Growers may treat the plant with systemic insecticides. Additionally, the sap can be a feline allergen.

Keywords: non-toxic to cats, feline allergen, systemic insecticides

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Moira Clune is a freelance writer who since 1991 has been writing sales and promotional materials for her own and other small businesses. In addition, she has published articles on eHow.com, GardenGuides.com and VetInfo.com.