Extreme Mother’s Day danger if she has a cat and you gift flowers

A gift of lilies on Mother's Day can prove fatal to mom's cat if she lives with one

This is a rather predictable warning about the forthcoming Mother’s Day on Sunday 10th March 2024 but necessary nonetheless. It is a day when family members might give mum (mom in the US) some flowers and most of the world now knows that: I searched for flower varieties to give to mums on Mother’s …

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Is mistletoe poisonous to cats and dogs?

Mistletoe is toxic to cats and dogs

Christmas is coming! Just kidding. Although it does come around quite quickly, doesn’t it? It is possible that mistletoe will be around the home during that holiday season. So, the question is whether it is toxic to cats and dogs. The American Animal Hospital Association Encyclopaedia of Cat Health and Care is unequivocal about …

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Should I allow my cat into the backyard if there are daffodils there?

Daffodils are toxic to cats

It is spring and synonymous with spring are daffodils. It’s great to see them and the smell of cut grass. It lifts the spirits and makes us feel better. But daffodils don’t make cats feel better especially if they chew them and you know what domestic cats are like. They like to put things …

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Poinsettias are the most popular Christmas plant but can they poison cats?

Poinsettias are mildly poisonous to domestic cats

Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are a popular ornamental plant that is often used as a Christmas decoration. Despite their popularity, it is important to be aware that poinsettias can cause irritation and other symptoms if ingested. The plant contains a milky latex that contains irritant chemicals, including diterpenoid euphorbol esters and steroids, which can cause …

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What is the most toxic plant to cats?

Easter lily

There is no doubt in my mind that the Lily is the most toxic plant to cats. Interestingly, the experts don’t know the exact chemical compound which is so devastatingly toxic to domestic cats. I think that you will find that the well-known organisation Cats Protection concurs with me on this matter. There are …

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