Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine's Flowers Caution

Sending and giving flowers is a popular Valentine ritual.  Just a word of caution on the flowers: many of the popular flowers in the florist trade can be toxic to cats.
Roses are fairly safe, so long as they haven't been sprayed with pesticides.  However, any type of lily or tulip - basically anything that grows from a bulb - is very toxic to cats!
And be VERY careful about those little pots of crocus appearing in grocery stores right now, to tempt us out of the winter doldrums - their grassy-but-toxic leaves are way too tempting for cats!  
If you do have live flowers in your house, the best bet is to put them somewhere that your pets cannot reach them.
For a full list of the most-toxic plants to cats, as identified by the ASPCA, please visit this link where I discuss them in more detail.
Have a SAFE & Happy Valentine's Weekend,

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Whimpurr said...

Good information... thanks for sharing!

Ginger Jasper said...

Thanks for that.. Its good to know.. HUgs GJ x

Sweet Praline said...

Thanks for sharing. My mom usually uses silk flowers because she always kills living plants.

Katie and Da Katz said...

Thanks for the link!

That's great to have so no flowers dat is bads for us!

katie too

meowmeowmans said...

Great information. Thank you so much for posting!

Harry Spotter said...

It's always a good reminder, thanks for the post.

Crazy Working Mom said...

Very good reminder.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

What a pretty valentine!!!
Happy Valentine's Day to you!