The flowers you should never buy your mum for Mother’s Day if she has a cat

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer
Did you know that a wide range of popular Mother’s Day flowers are harmful to cats? [Photo: Getty]

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and, let’s be honest, a lovely bouquet of flowers proves a failsafe pressie every single time.

But what many of us don’t know is that several types of blooms can be poisonous for cats.

Charity Cats Protection has warned that it’s essential to do your research on which flowers are safe for pets if your mum owns a feline friend.

For instance, lilies are one of the most dangerous species as everything from the pollen to the water in the vase can prove toxic to cats.

Peonies, poppies and cornflowers are also harmful to kitties.

Make sure to do your research ahead of Mother’s Day [Photo: Getty]

If you think your cat has come into contact with a poisonous house plant, it’s crucial to contact a vet as soon as possible.

And in order to ensure that you are fully aware of the symptoms to look out for, the website has produced a definitive guide to the warning signs.

Symptoms of lily poisoning for instance include paralysis, vomiting and blindness. Other telltale signs can include but are not limited to – salivation, breathing difficulties and twitching.

For a go-to guide on which blooms to avoid this Mother’s Day, visit the Cats Protection website.


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