Beautiful Plants Can Be Deadly for Cats

As many of us enter spring, it’s important for humans who have cats to remember that many beautiful plants can be dangerous to us.

One of the deadliest plants for cats is one that we tend to find irresistible.  And with Easter just a few days ago, some of you may have this plant without realizing how it can kill us.

Lilies are beautiful but deadly for catsThe lily is a gorgeous plant, and humans love them.  And I don’t blame you humans.  After all, who could say no to a plant that has large, fragrant flowers like the ones lilies have?

We felines like them, too, but the problem is they are deadly to us.  They can damage our kidneys can create a condition called renal failure.  That can lead to the demise of a curious cat.

Lilies are not the only pretty plant that are dangerous for us cats.  Another pretty plant that can cause us to get very sick is the tulip.  We can tiptoe through those, but make sure we don’t eat them because we will get sick.

It seems like the holy days around the Christian religion feature plants that will hurt us.  Around now, there are lilies.  And then when the temperatures fall and many places get snow, you humans like the mistletoe.  Well, that can make us sick, too.  And so do hollies.

One plant that is not as bad for us as many humans think is the poinsettia.  It will make us sick, but we have to eat a lot of the plant in order for us cats to get really sick.  So basically, unless you let us eat the whole plant, we will be okay.  And because the sap from the poinsettia irritates us, it is unlikely that a cat like me would eat enough of the plant to hurt us badly.

For the sake of your cat, please visit the ASPCA website and look at its list of plants that are poisonous to cats.  Don’t buy these plants.  There are many other plants that you can buy that are very pretty and safe for us cats.

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