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Cats, Dogs and Flowers

I wanted to do a lil post about how some flowers are toxic to cats and dogs. Doesn't seem fair of nature to have made it so some of our loves are not compatible!

There is a great long list on various cat and dog charity websites which list flowers and plants which are toxic to cats and dogs. In regards to flowers and plants poisonous to cats the Cats Protection have an in-depth list on their website. The PDSA also have a very helpful list on their website too. Due to the in-depth nature of these lists, these are the one's that I have up in my studio.

If you are worried about animal's in the property of the person receiving the flowers we can talk through options with you. Some flowers are toxic if ingested others can cause irritation if brushed against. It also depends where the flowers are likely to kept. If they are going to be kept away from pets then there is always a risk but the risk is then reduced.

The most common flowers toxic to cats and dogs are:

  • Lily's

  • Daffodils

  • Tulips

  • Lily of the Valley

  • Hyacinths

  • Foxgloves

  • Rhododendrons

  • Gladioli bulbs

  • Yew

  • Sweet peas

This is certainly not an exhaustive list and as mentioned above I found The Cats Protection and PDSA to have the most in-depth lists on their websites, other animal charities also have lists and advice available.

If you think your pet has eaten a toxic flower or plant please seek immediate advice from a Vet.

Thanks for reading!

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