Fluffy Climbed the Palm Tree
Photos of Poisonous Plants and Flowers for Cats
Recently, I was amused by a program where a couple was frustrated that their cat was destroying their house plants, especially their palm trees. The cat and plants were saved with the purchase of a climbing tree for cats, however, I wondered if the cat was in more danger than the owners realized. The consumption of some flowers and plants can cause reactions varying from a mild rash to death in cats.

Below is a list of many common flowers and plants that are toxic to cats. Let your cursor hover over an item to see a picture and find out more information.

kitten gerbera daisy









cat smelling flowers
Flowers and plants that cause organ damage
(Kidney, liver, stomach, heart, etc.)







Because contact with some flowers and plants can cause reactions varying from an itch to death, it is best to teach your cat not to eat plants and flowers. Just as we baby proof our home for a new child, we must also cat proof our home for our four legged children. **Note this is a partial list of the most common plants and flowers. Should your cat eat a plant or flower, call your local poison control office or veterinarian. They can answer any questions and advise in actions needed to counteract poisons.

If this is a poison emergency call the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 1-800-222-1222


Please download the PDF versions, a single page printer friendly list or a multi page list with pictures. While these documents are intended for personal use, veterinarians, animal shelters and other such caregivers are invited to make copies for distribution to concerned pet owners.

**Information in this article was obtained from the ASPCA website.

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