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Article titled “Getting rid of musrooms growing in houseplant soil”

Zone Leland, NC | alisonmcna added on September 12, 2016 | Answered

I need to know if these mushrooms are toxic to cats.

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    Alisma
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    Answered on September 13, 2016

    Houseplant mushrooms are usually of the species described in this article:

    http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/feb2002.html

    This species is not considered to be very toxic, but reports vary, and they certainly shouldn't be eaten by people or animals. And if any other species of mushroom is growing in your houseplant soil, it could be a very toxic variety. For example, this one:

    https://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/2007/1-10/mushrooms.html

    For those reasons, if your cat has eaten one, it is best to get him checked out just in case.

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