“Mmm, smell those fresh flow…THATS NOT A CHEW TOY, FLUFFY!”

Ah, spring is in the air, Easter is around the corner and I can already smell the flowers as they begin blooming! As the holiday comes near and while our minds are filling with all the different flowers we can surround ourselves in, let’s take a moment and note what is safe for our kitties and what can be poisonous if ingested.

I know in my home, it is impossible to keep flowers/plants without my cats acting as Edward Scissorhand’s and giving them all make-overs! But, in case my fiancé or family decides to send flowers, I try to always be knowledgeable in what is safe to have around the home.

 lily

One I was not aware of is lilies, a popular Easter flower which was brought to our attention by a caring pet owner (thanks for the tip, Cathy!).  A second common poisonous plant that you many know of is poinsettias, which is popular during Christmas.  

If your pet has ingested one of these plants or you think they may have eaten something poisonous, please contact your Vet ASAP! Poison does not take long to attack an animal’s system but if treated, they can recover. Your Vet would know the best approach and would most likely suggest hospitalization until fully recovered. A few symptoms to look out for are vomiting, lethargy, or lack of appetite.   

So, before picking up your favourite bouquet or basket, do a quick search on what is poisonous to cats (or any animal you may have!). We want them to enjoy the holidays, too!

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