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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-07-2009, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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A warning to all cat owners

I would just like to post a warning to all cat loves, especially those who enjoy keep fresh bouquets of flowers around the house.

Many plants that are commonly used in flower bouquets are toxic to cats.

My mother received a bouquet of flowers over the weekend. I should have known that Amadeus would get into them but it never hit me.

There was a lone flower that had fallen off sitting in the window stile - the flower that Amadeus got. If he hadn't been dyed orange-yellow from the pollen I would have never known that he has touched the flower.

The flower was a lily, a plant that causes kidney failure and death in cats. Different parts of the plant have different levels of toxicity (i.e. the green part is the most toxic).

Amadeus was rushed to the e-vet since we did not know if he had ingested any of the plant. Thankfully he had not.

As a precaution the vet tried to induce vomiting (I say tried because Amadeus refused to) to check if he has swallowed any. After Amadeus was given charcoal and fluids.

Thankfully my Amadeus didn't actually eat any of the plant but it was still mandatory for him to be treated by the vet because even just a little pollen can be devastating to cats.

Anyone with cats I urge you remove any live plants from your home. Or at least keep them far, far away from your cats.

Plants like;
  • lilies
  • pothos
  • aloe
  • mistletoe
Are all toxic to cats.

Please see http://www.xmission.com/%257Eemailbox/plants.htm for more toxic plants.

My Amadeus was lucky.





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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-07-2009, 07:09 PM
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Good to know. Hope Amadeus feels better soon! Poor kitty
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I am glad Amadeus is okay. Great information.


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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-07-2009, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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I also very glad that he is ok. I would have been devastated if anything happened.





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I am glad that he is okay too.
I don't keep plants,so I don't have to worry about that.




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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-08-2009, 10:31 AM
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i'm glad he's ok! good post!
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and be careful about letting your pet out once it starts getting colder, my cat died because someone had left anti-freeze out (or had a leak) and it kills a cat in juste a couple of days, we noticed when it was too late.
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Wonderful information, Aunt will be visiting her in-laws next week in their flower farm, I will just forward her the lists.

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I am so glad your kitty is ok...must have been so scary


we recently relandscaped our outdoors and it was so hard trying to find all the pet friendly plants, it seemed like all the nurseries had were plants dangerous to dogs and cats...but at the same time it was so interesting learning about all the plants...we only have fake plants inside, I love plants but my animals love the plants to lol so I keep all my plants outdoors for now

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thanks for that good info didnt think lillies where toxic to cats a but now no thanks
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