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Bear Grass

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Poisonous to: Cats

Common signs to watch for:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swelling of mouth and throat tissue
  • Abdominal sensitivity
  • Muscle convulsions

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Bear grass is a flowering plant from the asparagus family and is native to northern Mexico, Arizona and New Mexico. They tend to grow in clumps up to six feet tall in some cases and are found in desert grasslands and other dry areas. Although this is a common food source for deer, bear grass is poisonous to cats.

Poison type: Plants

Alternate names: nolina microcarpa