Friday, April 14, 2017

Killer Plants!!!

It's Springtime ~ that time of year where you plant flowers and have them around the house, especially lillies. Keep in mind certain plants are dangerous to cats if ingested. Cats love to explore and hunt and crawl through plants, some like to chew on them too.

I had a friend with a large floor plant and her cat would dig up all the dirt, throwing it around the room and then sit in the half empty pot. Glad I discovered my Ginger only chews on the petals! That being said, you still have to be careful because there's MANY plants that are dangerous.

Here's a list of the more popular plants that are poisonous/ dangerous to cats. For a much LONGER list of over 400 variations, you can visit the ASPCA website. They have pictures and names to identify toxic plants. Find the list here.

  1. Aloe
  2. Amaryllis 
  3. Autumn Crocus 
  4. Azaleas and Rhododendrons 
  5. Bay Laurel
  6. Buttercup
  7. Castor Bean 
  8. Chives
  9. Chrysanthemum 
  10. Cyclamen
  11. Daffodils
  12. Dahlia
  13. Daisy
  14. English Ivy 
  15. Some Ferns
  16. Most Holly
  17. Hyacinths
  18. Hydrangea
  19. Iris
  20. All Lilies
  21. Lily of the Valley
  22. Marijuana
  23. Mint
  24. Morning Glory
  25. Mum
  26. Oleander
  27. Poinsettia 
  28. Pothos
  29. Rhododendron
  30. Sago Palm 
  31. Spanish Thyme 
  32. Tulip and Narcissus bulbs

It seems like a ton, I know. Personally, I just forego having flowers or I put them in rooms the cats don't go in, it saves the trouble of worrying about them. You can always keep them outside too. (The flowers, not the cats. 😉)

Looking for safe alternatives? Stick with spider plants, African violets, Christmas cactus and orchids.

Keep your kitties safe!

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