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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
in my apt I now have a Christmas wreath and a vase of Irises. Are either of these dangerous for my kitty? I'm not too worried about the wreath since it's high up, but some needles could fall, so I'll try to vacuum them up before she tries to eat them.
What about the Irises? Is that a flower cats often try to eat and if she did what would happen?
thanks!
post #2 of 8
As Far As I Know, Irisis Are Poison, As Well As Lillies. There Is A Book You Can Buy That Has A Big List Of What Is And What Isn't. I Have The Book, But Don't Remember It Is Something Like " Taking Care Of A New Kitty" I'd Get Rid Of Them And Replace With A Small Palm Or Grassy Plat. They Love Both And Both Are Ok To Eat!
Good Luk
post #3 of 8
PLANTS POISONOUS TO CATS



Alfalfa, Almond Pits, Alocasia, Amaryllis, Apple Seeds, Apricot Pits, Arrowgrass, Avacado, Azalea

Baneberry, Bayonet, Beargrass, Beech, Belladonna, Bird of Paradise, Black-Eyed Susan, Black Locust, Bleeding Heart, Bloodroot, Bluebonnet, Box, Boxwood, Buckeyes, Burning Bush, Buttercup

Cactus (candelabra), Caladium, Castor Bean, Cherry Pits, Cherry (most wild varirties), Cherry (ground), Cherry (laurel), Chinaberry, Christmas Rose, Chrysanthemum, Clematis, Coriaria, Cornflower, Corydalis, Crocus (autumn), Crown of Thorns, Cyclamen

Daffodil Daphne, Daphne, Datura, Deadly Nightshade, Delphinium, Dicentrea, Dieffenbachia, Dumb Cane

Easter Lily, Eggplant, Elderberry, Elephant Ear, English Ivy, Euonymus, Evergreen

Ferns, Flax, Four O' Clock, Foxglove

Golden Chain, Golden Glow, Gopher Purge

Hellbane, Hemlock (poison), Hemlock (water), Henbane, Holly, Honeysuckle, Horsebeans, Horsebrush, Horse Chestnuts, Hyacinth, Hydrangea

Indian Tobacco, Iris, Iris Ivy

Jack in the Pulpit, Java Beans, Jessamine, Jerusalem Cherry, Jimson Weed, Jonquil, Jungle Trumpets

Lantana, Larkspur, Laurel, Lily, Lily Spider, Lily of the Valley, Locoweed, Lupine

Marigold, Marijuana, Mescal Bean, Mistletoe, Mock Orange, Monkshood, Moonseed, Morning Glory, Mountain Laurel, Mushrooms

Narcissus, Nightshade

Oleander

Peach (pits of), Peony, Periwinkle, Philodendron, Pimpernel, Poinciana, Poinsettia, Poison Hemlock, Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Pokeweed, Poppy, Potato, Precatory Bean, Privit (common)

Rhododendren, Rhubarb, Rosary Pea, Rubber Plant

Scotch Broom, Skunk Cabbage, Snowdrops, Snow on the Mountain, Staggeerweed, Star of Bethlehem, Sweetpea

Tansy Mustard, Tobacco, Tomato, Tulip, Tung Tree

Virginia Creeper

Water Hemlock, Weeping Fig, Wild Call, Wisteria

Yews (e.g. Japanese yews, English yews, western yews, American yews)
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
what about the stalks? She doesn't seem to be paying much attention to the flowers, but she keeps trying to chew on the stalks and leaves.
If she does is that really bad?
post #5 of 8
The thing is...regardless of whether the plants will actually lethally poison your cat, she may have an adverse reaction to them. My Leo got ahole of some roses, which are not poisonous to cats, but ended up with a pretty good GI upset and vomitted for a few days and had to be put on subcutaneous fluids and injected with pepcid to keep it under control. It's always hard for some people to hear this when we tell them at the shelter, but with a cat in the house, it's best err on the side of silk plants rather than real ones.
post #6 of 8
When I got my current cats I also had a LARGE collection of houseplants. I had well over 30 houseplants, some I had been growing for years and were quite large. As much as I liked them, I threw them all out because my babies are more important then having plants. I would have given then away but it was in dead of winter and they would never survive transportation. I went out and purchases a fake ficus tree, fake hanging plants and window boxes with fake greenery. It looks just as nice. The only difference is it doesnt filter the air. You would be surpised at what 30 large houseplants can do in a small apartment, they filtered out all the carbon dioxide and left the house with a fresh smell. Some day when I can afford a large house I am going to devote an entire room jsut for plants where the cats wont be allowed to go.
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Liza24
PLANTS POISONOUS TO CATS



Alfalfa, Almond Pits, Alocasia, Amaryllis, Apple Seeds, Apricot Pits, Arrowgrass, Avacado, Azalea

Baneberry, Bayonet, Beargrass, Beech, Belladonna, Bird of Paradise, Black-Eyed Susan, Black Locust, Bleeding Heart, Bloodroot, Bluebonnet, Box, Boxwood, Buckeyes, Burning Bush, Buttercup

Cactus (candelabra), Caladium, Castor Bean, Cherry Pits, Cherry (most wild varirties), Cherry (ground), Cherry (laurel), Chinaberry, Christmas Rose, Chrysanthemum, Clematis, Coriaria, Cornflower, Corydalis, Crocus (autumn), Crown of Thorns, Cyclamen

Daffodil Daphne, Daphne, Datura, Deadly Nightshade, Delphinium, Dicentrea, Dieffenbachia, Dumb Cane

Easter Lily, Eggplant, Elderberry, Elephant Ear, English Ivy, Euonymus, Evergreen

Ferns, Flax, Four O' Clock, Foxglove

Golden Chain, Golden Glow, Gopher Purge

Hellbane, Hemlock (poison), Hemlock (water), Henbane, Holly, Honeysuckle, Horsebeans, Horsebrush, Horse Chestnuts, Hyacinth, Hydrangea

Indian Tobacco, Iris, Iris Ivy

Jack in the Pulpit, Java Beans, Jessamine, Jerusalem Cherry, Jimson Weed, Jonquil, Jungle Trumpets

Lantana, Larkspur, Laurel, Lily, Lily Spider, Lily of the Valley, Locoweed, Lupine

Marigold, Marijuana, Mescal Bean, Mistletoe, Mock Orange, Monkshood, Moonseed, Morning Glory, Mountain Laurel, Mushrooms

Narcissus, Nightshade

Oleander

Peach (pits of), Peony, Periwinkle, Philodendron, Pimpernel, Poinciana, Poinsettia, Poison Hemlock, Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Pokeweed, Poppy, Potato, Precatory Bean, Privit (common)

Rhododendren, Rhubarb, Rosary Pea, Rubber Plant

Scotch Broom, Skunk Cabbage, Snowdrops, Snow on the Mountain, Staggeerweed, Star of Bethlehem, Sweetpea

Tansy Mustard, Tobacco, Tomato, Tulip, Tung Tree

Virginia Creeper

Water Hemlock, Weeping Fig, Wild Call, Wisteria

Yews (e.g. Japanese yews, English yews, western yews, American yews)

Can I ask where you got this list....Some of the herbs are listed twice under different names, and some of them are innacurate...and a lot of the big ones are not listed....

Just so everyone knows, this is a misleading and innacurate list....Just because somethings not on here does not mean its not poisonous...Somethings on here are poisonous w/ one bite...some you'd have to eat the whole plant before they even threw up........
Also Belladonna, deadlynightshade, and nightshade are the same thing....

Just wanted to let everyone know that..........

thanx
post #8 of 8
I would get rid of the plants. I had a cat die in July of acute renal failure. We don't know what poisoned him. Don't take chances with stuff you know could cause a problem. Get rid of them and decorate with silk or plants you know are not harmful.
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