Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Plants That Are Poisonous To Cats

My husband has a rose garden in the back yard that is blooming profusely, thanks to a fence that protects the plants from becoming deer food. I would bring some of them in, but it turns out that I have a cat burglar in the house. We displayed the lovely blooms in a vase on our table, only to find them missing a few hours later. Huh? There were clues left behind: A trail of petals led across the house to the living room where we found a bare stem. When we brought in roses the next time, the cat burglar acted fast. The rose was gone almost right away, but we saw a streak of pink run by. Jack had nabbed the flower. Now if my husband wants to bring in his roses, he displays them in a glass terrarium that Jack cannot break into - yet.

Of course I was worried that the roses would be toxic to Jack. Turns out that they are not. But I can't bring in my hydrangeas, bleeding heart, marigolds, lilies or peonies. Lilies, in fact, are particularly toxic to cats. Here is a list of plants that are poisonous to cats.

Some common poisonous plants for cats are:
Aloe vera
Asparagus Fern
Baby's Breath
Mother-in Law's Tongue

Hydrangeas are poisonous to cats.

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