Toxic Plants for Cats

Just yesterday, I’ve saved a two-months-old kitten from malnutrition and catflu. She had been abandoned by her mother and it is obvious that she is incapable to take care of herself on her own. Thus, I became a temporary fosterer until somebody can take her in. I bring her everywhere I go, not only because I needed to monitor her but also that nobody could take care of her at home. While I was taking care of her, I was wondering if she can play with flowers since we’re a florist shop. Hesitated, I decided not to do anything reckless since she’s still a kitty. Anyway, this blog post is pretty much inspired by the situation and I believe that many people doesn’t know which plant can be poisonous to cats (and perhaps even dogs).

Here’s a list from 1st in Flowers and PetMd. The ‘bolded’ text are the common flowers available in florist shops. Be sure that your munchy cat won’t be chewing on your flowers! D:  For specific reactions, please refer to their websites. You can download this brief list from 1st in Flower here. Anyway the flowers are:

  • Dermatitis = rashes
    • Agapanthus
    • Cactus
    • Chrysanthemums
    • Ficus
    • Poison Ivy
    • Poison Oak
    • Pothos Ivy (in small amounts)
    • Primerose
    • Schefflera
    • Sumac
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, and gas = upset stomachs
    • Agapanthus
    • Amaryllis
    • Autumn Crocus
    • Aster
    • Baby’s Breath (Gypsophila)
    • Boxwood
    • Cala Lily
    • Carnation
    • Chrysanthemums
    • Clematis
    • Cyclamen
    • Daffodil (Jonquil)
    • English Ivy
    • Freesia
    • Gladiolas
    • Holly
    • Hyacinth
    • Hydrangea
    • Kalanchoe
    • Peony
    • Morning Glory
    • Poinsettia
    • Pothos Ivy
    • Scheifflera
    • Tulip

  • Kidney, liver, stomach, heart, etc. =  organ damage
    • Azalea (in small amounts)
    • Cardboard Palm
    • Castor Bean
    • Crocus
    • Foxglove
    • Juniper
    • Lily
  • Flowers and plants that cause death
    • Azalea (in large amounts)
    • Cyclamen
    • Delphinium
    • Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)
    • Foxglove
    • Lantana
    • Larkspur
    • Mistletoe
    • Oleander
    • Rhododendron
    • Sago Palms
  • Other toxic plants
    • Marijuana
    • Peace Lily
    • Spanish thyme
    • Yew

The plants mentioned above are mostly poisonous only if the cats consume them. It should be alright if they are around it but try to get your cats away from the flowers if they have biting habits. In the meantime, there are also a bunch of other plants out there that are poisonous to cats. You can refer to the very-long list here from ASPCA. (Apple tree is, apparently, involved.)

That’s all for this post! Be sure that you’re aware of what your little furball puts in their mouth as they are almost as silly as little human babies! We hope that every paw-owners can keep their furry kids safe! By the way, everyone in 50gram adores furry kids very much! Do show us how yours looks like 😀

 

 

 

 

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References:

PetMd : List of flowers and details of symptoms

1st in Flowers!: List of flowers

ASPCA: List of plants