Plant ID forum: is this safe for my cats?

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Mar 19, 2017 11:04 AM CST
Hello all,

i am hoping to find out if this viney hanging house plant i have is in anyway toxic to cats.

it has quarter inch thick vines, large 5" long and 3 inch wide shiny looking leaves and some random white patches. i thought it might be devils ivy which i heard was safe?

thank you for your help im super anxious

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Name: greene
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Mar 19, 2017 12:07 PM CST
It looks like a Pothos.

If it is, then the plant is not good for cats (or dogs) as it contains insoluble calcium oxalates. If the cat chewed on the plant you could see oral irritation, burning of the mouth, tongue and lips, the cat may drool, vomit, and/or have difficulty swallowing. Please contact your veterinarian for assistance.
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Mar 19, 2017 3:04 PM CST
I have Pothos and I am quite certain that several of the cats have chewed it. I have never seen any ill effects - but that does not mean it is safe for all cats. As Greene said, consult your vet.
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Mar 19, 2017 3:23 PM CST
I also have had pothos around cats and dogs. None of them have had any problems from chewing a few leaves.
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Mar 19, 2017 3:40 PM CST
Your plant is definitely Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) and yes, it contains calcium oxalates so if you see any signs of mouth irritation (swelling of tongue and or lips) vomiting, etc. call your Vet. ASAP.

Here's the full list of Toxic and Non-Toxic plants pertaining to Cats:
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