Which Flowers Are Safe For My Cat?

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flowers safe for cats

There are plenty of flowers that are poisonous to your cat.

But that doesn’t mean you have to live a flower-free life! There are several types of flowers that are actually safe for your cat (even if she takes a few bites).

So, as long as you’re being super careful about only bringing flowers safe for cats into your home, there’s no reason why you can’t have a cat-friendly bouquet as a centerpiece for your dining room table.

Common flowers safe for cats

Here are a few types of flowers that are totally safe to keep around your BFF:

  • African violets
  • Bachelor’s button
  • Camellia
  • Freesia
  • Gerbera daisies
  • Limonium
  • Lisianthus
  • Madagascar jasmines
  • Marigolds
  • Orchids
  • Peruvian lilies
  • Roses
  • Snapdragon
  • Statice
  • Stock
  • Sunflower
  • Zinnia

In fact, we rounded up some cat-safe flowers you can order right now.

So if you're looking to add a little floral flair to your home, these flowers should be OK around your BFF.

Plus the ASPCA has compiled a complete list of all the flowers and plants that are nontoxic to cats — as well as the ones that are — in case you’re ever unsure.

What to do if your cat eats a flower that’s not safe

If your cat got a bite out of a toxic flower, or if you aren’t sure if the plant he was snacking on is safe for him, you should call a pet poison hotline, like Pet Poison Helpline at 855-764-7661 or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435. You could also call your local emergency vet, too.

After all, it’s always better to be on the safe side.

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