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Crimson clover ....does anyone know if it's toxic for Savannah's ?

MM3

Site Supporter
#1
image.jpg Thought I might spice up the indoor greenery area. And Add a cement box of crimson clover for kitty to play in. But wanted to check and make sure it is safe JUST IN CASE KITTY DECIDES to have a snack while rolling in it. Thanks for any input.
 

Pam Flachs

Savannah Super Cat
#3
Just a bit of googling found that red clover can be used as an herbal supplement for pets, with careful supervision and for the right reason, but also has many toxic side effects if too much is ingested. It contains coumadin (a blood thinner) and small amounts of salicylic acid (aspirin):


http://www.thecatsite.com/t/216033/red-clover-and-cats

http://allcreatures24hr.com/content/plants-poisonous-cats

http://www.gardenguides.com/126954-shamrock-plant-flowers-toxic-cats.html

http://typesof-cats.blogspot.com/2012/03/red-clover-side-effects-in-cats.html


I'd choose another greenery for your kitty to play in and nibble on!


http://www.buzzle.com/articles/indoor-plants-that-are-safe-for-cats.html

http://www.vetinfo.com/cat-safe-plants.html

http://www.thecatsite.com/t/23213/plants-safe-for-cats
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
#6
Red clover (Trifolium pratense) and crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum) are not the same, although they are related. The following page mentions that crimson clover has stiff wiry hairs which cause mechanical injury, and may also cause photosensitization:
http://www.library.illinois.edu/vex/toxic/alsike/alsike.htm


This website also mentions that crimson clover can cause mechanical obstruction (but doesn't list any other toxicity):
http://wric.ucdavis.edu/PDFs/plants reported to be poisonous to animals.pdf

Here is more about crimson clover:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trifolium_incarnatum
 

Kristin

Animal Communicator
#7
Just a note of something I have learned recently: the medicinal herbs are great for animals, but are medicinal when they are harvested and diluted/put into a solvent of water/alcohol. Eating it right off the plant is when you get higher levels of toxicity...for both humans and animals :)

It seems almost all plants are toxic to cats that isn't wheat grass or catnip
 

MM3

Site Supporter
#8
Just a note of something I have learned recently: the medicinal herbs are great for animals, but are medicinal when they are harvested and diluted/put into a solvent of water/alcohol. Eating it right off the plant is when you get higher levels of toxicity...for both humans and animals :)

It seems almost all plants are toxic to cats that isn't wheat grass or catnip
Guess I'll return it in exchange for wheat grass. Play it super safe! Thank you for all your input!