Plants and Pets can be a Toxic Combination

Easter, Passover and Mother’s Day bouquets and floral arrangements could make your cats and dogs sick.


Don’t fret, protect.

Here are some plants veterinarians and animal care groups recommend you keep away from your pets:

  • Flowers in the lily family of plants including Easter Lilies, Tiger Lilies, Calla Lilies and Tulips are particularly poisonous for cats and can also make dogs sick.
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Baby’s Breath
  • Carnations
  • Daffodils
  • Peonies
  • Daisies
  • Irises

Keep floral arrangements in places where pets can’t reach them and put them in a room pets cannot enter when you are away from home.

If your dog or cat does get into one of these plants, call your family’s veterinarian or one of the 24-hour pet poison hot-lines including:

ASPCA, 1-888-426-4435

HomeAgain Pet Emergency Medical Hotline: 1-888-466-3242

Animal Poison Hotline 888-232-8870

Some hotlines have a $35 charge payable by credit card.