Toxic Flowers & Plants For Cats
Sadly, many flowers and plants can have dire consequences for our cats. But not to worry! Pet Insurance Australia has a detailed list of flowers you should avoid if you are a cat owner or purchasing a delightful collection of blooms for your feline-loving friend.
Regarding your curious cat, flowers, and plants can cause issues. Pet Insurance Australia notices spikes in flower toxicity mainly during the springtime and again over the month of May when Australian mothers are celebrating with the traditional bunch of blooms.
Some flowers, such as lilies, can lead to complete kidney failure. Even if your cat ingests some of the water in the vase, it can lead to poisoning. It’s always best to keep as many toxic plants as possible out of your cat’s environment and contact your local veterinarian if you suspect your cat has ingested any poisonous plants.
A complete detailed list of toxic plants for cats is available from the ASPCA. It is also highly recommended to prevent your cat from chewing on plant leaves or flowers. Some can cause mild irritation, while others can pose serious health complications in cats.
What Common Flowers Are Toxic To Cats?
Hundreds of possibly toxic common flowers can cause adverse reactions in pets. These are the most common.
What Common Indoor Plants Are Toxic To Cats?
The indoor plant obsession certainly hit new heights, particularly during and after the Covid pandemic. This is a list of some of the most popular indoor plants toxic to cats that you should steer clear of, particularly if you have a plant-loving cat.
- Arrowhead Vine
- Cutleaf Philodendron (Monstera Deliciosa)
- Dieffenbachia Amoena
- Dracaena Deremensis
- Dracaena Marginata
- English Ivy (Hedera Helix)
- Jade Plants (Crassula)
- Peace Lilly
- Snake Plant (Dracaena Trifasciata)
- Sago Plam (Cycas Revoluta)
What Common Perennials Are Toxic To Cats?
It’s a good idea to keep these out of your garden or home if you are a cat owner.
- Morning Glory
- Mother-in-law’s Tongue
Are Common Succulents Toxic For Cats?
Luckily many cats will not eat succulents. However, some are toxic. So if you have a curious cat who likes to take a nibble on your succulents, there are some you should avoid having around the home.
- Aloe Vera
- Burro’s Tail
- Chandelier Plant
- Crown of Thorns
- Devil’s Backbone
- Hens & Chickens
- Pencil Cactus
- Snake Plant
- String of Pearls
- String of Peas
What Common Ferns Are Toxic For Cats?
If you are a fern lover, consider hanging ferns in hanging baskets. Some ferns are safe for cats. However, this list is best to be kept out of the garden if you have a curious fern-loving feline.
- Asparagus Fern
- Emerald Feather
- Lace Fern
Always seek veterinary treatment immediately if you suspect your cat suffers from plant or flower-related toxicity. Some poisoning can take up to a few days to take full effect, even if your cat’s symptoms seem to be subsiding.