It’s Spring! The perfect time for your kitties and other pets to play around in the garden. But hang on – did you know that some flowers and plants are toxic to cats and other animals?
If any of these flowers or plants are near your kitty, they can cause a whole host of nasty side effects. Make sure your cat is well away from these flowers and plants, or better yet, cut them out of the garden completely.
Thanks to the grayanotoxins in Azaleas, your cat could experience low blood pressure alongside vomiting, diahorrhea and abdominal pain. Literally every part of this plant is poisonous! Stay away!
Daffodil’s contain lycorine, an alkaloid that in simple terms induces vomiting. If your kitty takes a bite of this flower, they will severely vomit, have diarrhea and abdominal pain, as well as possible respiratory issues.
They come in all different colours and the smell of this plant is very distinct, capturing your cat’s attention. If Chrysanthemum is consumed by your feline friend, signs such as vomiting, diarrhea and an upset stomach will occur.
Allergenic lactones are found in Tulips, which again, will make your kitty vomit, drool and even have diarrhea. The part of the tulip that’s particularly toxic is the bulb of the plant so any kitties that have a habit of digging up the garden have to be careful of these plants!
Beautiful flowers but certainly not for your cat! Even a small portion of this flower can be dangerous to your cat. Potentially fatal kidney failure can occur if a cat consumes a large enough quantity of this popular flower.
A very popular vegetable patch regular, the tomato plant is particularly lethal. A member of the deadly nightshade family, the leaves and stems of tomato plants can be fatal to your kitty if consumed.
These purple beauties can cause hallucinations for your cats. It is similar to having an increased high, than catnip and no – not in a good way. If consumed or smelt, signs such as an upset stomach, confusion or/and disorientation will occur.
Yew better pay close attention to this one. Any part of the ‘Yew’ plant consumed is not only dangerous to cats, but dangerous to other animals too. Symptoms such as disorientation, short breath and an upset stomach can occur.
Funny name for a plant but it’s no laughing matter for your cat. If this plant happens to be digested by your kitty, expect an upset stomach, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Do you have any stories of your cats becoming ill from consumption of any plants? Let us know below in the comment section!