Category Archives: Flower Tips

What Plants are Toxic to Your Cat?

A cat biting a plant it had knocked overIf you have cats, you know just how lovable they can be. But you also probably know how they have a special talent for going places where they’re not supposed to: including near your flower arrangements. Since cats are so adventurous it’s important to make sure that nothing you have in the house can be toxic to them, and unfortunately some flowers can be highly toxic to your cat.

Rather than hide your flowers away in a room without your cat, knowing which flowers are toxic and which are safe can allow you to get a bouquet that you can safely display! Below are some plants you should avoid keeping in your home if you have cats.

Toxic Flowers

  • Lilies
  • Hydrangeas
  • Azaleas
  • Peony
  • Marigold
  • Tulip
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Daffodils

Avoid these flowers in your arrangements if you have cats. For many of them, even just a dusting of the pollen can be toxic to your cat.

Signs of Ingestion

  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Blood in urine
  • Seizures
  • Poor appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased thirst

Whether you notice your cat has ingested a toxic plant, or if these symptoms come up suddenly, call your vet (or a local emergency vet) and let them know of any plants your cat could have ingested.

Safe Flowers

There are many beautiful plants that aren’t toxic, and at Dallas House of Flowers we are happy to assist you find a cat-safe bouquet. We know you will love our stunning arrangements, and now your cats safely can too! Call us at 214-339-1612, or visit us online to order your bouquet today!

Vase Water Best Practices

When you get a collection of freshly cut flowers, you want them to last as long as possible. One way to do that is to water your flowers properly. Here we discuss vase water best practices to ensure that your flowers continue to decorate your home. Fill the vase to ¾ of its height Many… Continue Reading