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Dear Doctor: Toxic Plants and Outdoor Cats

Dear Doctor: Toxic Plants and Outdoor Cats

As a recent gift from my family, they surprised me by planting a number of beautiful perennials — flowers and shrubs — while I was away on vacation. While I am very touched by their thoughtfulness, I do feed a number of stray/feral cats in my neighborhood. I did research and some of these plants are toxic to cats!

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