What if my cat ate devil's ivy?

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asked Sep 14, 2022 in Cats by finewine99 (1,400 points)
What if my cat ate devil's ivy?

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answered Sep 18, 2022 by Writerwife (9,210 points)
If your cat ate devil's ivy you should rinse your cats mouth out with water to clear the oxalate crystals.

The vet will do the same if you take the cat to the vet.

And if your cat has persistent vomiting your vet will administer some medications to stop the vomiting and may also administer some antihistamines to reduce any swelling in the mouth.

Devil's ivy is also known as pothos.

Cats sometimes do eat pothos but cats cannot safely eat pothos as pothos plants are toxic to cats as well as dogs.

Pothos is toxic to cats as well as dogs if they chew on the leaves or stems of the pothos plants.

If you want to keep pothos plants and have cats or dogs you'll need to keep them away and out of reach of cats and dogs.

You should water your pothos plants every 1 to 2 weeks.

A good indication of your pothos plant needing water is when the foliage begins to wilt.

It is best to water just as the pothos plant begins to wilt (not after it has collapsed), and always be sure to feel the soil in addition to visually monitoring the plant.

Water your Pothos every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between watering.

Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.

Some signs of over watering include yellowing leaves and black stems, while under watered plants will wilt and their potting mix will dry out.

You only need to water your pothos plants when the soil for the pothos plants becomes dry.

So whenever the soil that the pothos plant is in gets dry to the touch then it's time to water them.

You can water the pothos plant when the soil is still damp to prevent the possibility of forgetting to water the Pothos plant.

I water my Pothos plant twice per week which is usually enough and when it's hotter outside I water the Pothos plants 3 times per week.

Just keep an eye on the Pothos plants soil and when it becomes dry to the touch then it's time to water the Pothos plant.

The pothos plant is the same as devil's ivy.

Devil's Ivy is just another name for the Pothos plant and the Pothos plant has many other names it's known by as well.

Some other common names for pothos plants besides Devil's Ivy are Ceylon creeper, hunter's robe, golden pothos, Ivy arum, money plant, silver vine and Solomon Islands.

Oh and I almost forgot another common name for Pothos plants besides the above listed names is taro vine.

The pothos plant has the name Devil's Ivy because it's a very hardy plant and is almost impossible to kill the Pothos Plant off.

So that is why Pothos plants are called the Devil's Ivy.

The Pothos plant is almost impossible to kill off and the pothos plant stays green even when it's kept in the dark.

That's the reason the Pothos plant is called the devils ivy since it's impossible to kill off and it also has many other names other than the devils ivy such as the money plant, silver vine, Ceylon creeper, hunter's robe etc.

When your potho plants leaves begin turning yellow the yellowing of the leaves on the potho plants is a sign of over watering.

That means the potho plants are getting too much water so you should not water the potho plants as much.
Potho Plants grow best and do best when they're allowed to go slightly dry (but not wilting) between watering.

Avoid keeping the soil of the Potho Plants too wet or constantly wet because that leads to root rot and yellowing of the Potho Plant leaves.

Potho Plants normally take from 3 to 4 weeks to root after you plant them using A potting mixture of half peat moss and half perlite or sand.

Some Potho Plants may take a bit longer to root but most Potho Plants root in 4 weeks and then you should see them grow.

After 2 to 3 months the Potho Plants should be ready.

Rooting also takes around 3 to 4 weeks when growing in water.

If taken care of properly Potho Plants live from 5 to 10 years with 10 years being the maximum lifespan of a Potho Plant.

If the Potho Plants are exposed to environments with fungi or insects that could kill the Potho Plant then it may not live as long.

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