Are Daisies Toxic to Cats?

If you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, call the APCC at (888) 426-4435 or contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible.*

Clinical Signs: Vomiting, diarrhea, hypersalivation, incoordination, dermatitis

Which daisies are safe for cats?

Gerbera Daisies. Sometimes they are referred to as Gerber daisies. Either way, gerbera daisies are a safe choice when you have cats in the house. They come in beautiful vibrant colors and usually last up to a week.

Which daisies are toxic?

Additional Common Names: Mayweed, Stinking Chamomile..Scientific Name: Anthemis cotula..Family: Asteraceae..Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses..Toxic Principles: Volatile oil; bisabolol, chamazulene, anthemic acid, tannic acid.

What flower is poisonous to cats?

Although many plants contain the word “lily” in their name, Dr. Wismer says, certain species are the most dangerous to cats, including Asiatic lilies, Easter lilies, Japanese show lilies, rubrum lilies, stargazer lilies, red lilies, tiger lilies, Western lilies, wood lilies, and daylilies.

Are daisies non toxic?

Gerbera daisies’ bright color and plethora of variation make them a fan favorite at most florists. The fact that they’ re non-toxic to cats and dogs should make them a must-have for pet parents, as well.

While any plant material can cause mild stomach upset, some plants are much more dangerous, says Tina Wismer, medical director at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.

Did you know that certain plants and flowers can actually be dangerous for your cat? Members of the Lilium (true lilies) or Hemerocallis (day lilies) can cause kidney failure in cats, but only mild stomach upset in dogs, says Wismer.

If youre considering an eco-conscious revamp of your home dcor, check this list to find out which flowers and houseplants are safe for cats. Alstroemeria Asters Freesia Gerber Daisies Liatris Lisianthus Orchid Roses Snapdragon Statice Sunflowers Wax Flower (Madagascar Jasmine) Houseplants cleanse the air we breathe from toxins found in many household productsformaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide, just to name a few.

Areca Palm Bamboo Basil Boston Fern Cilantro Dill Dwarf Date Palm Friendship Plant Hens and Chicks Lady Palm Lemon Balm Old Man Cactus Painted Lady Reed Palm Rosemary Sage Shrimp Cactus Spider Plant (Spider Ivy) Venus Flytrap Zebra Haworthia Wismer suggests that you keep these plants and flowers out of reach of curious cats even though they are considered safe, because there are other dangers to watch out for. Cats especially like to drink from vases, so make sure the cat cannot overturn heavy vases and hurt themselves, Wismer adds.

Breakable vases can also be a hazard for your petsand you, when you have to pick up the pieces. Karen Lawrence, director of The CFA Foundation and manager of the Feline Historical Museum, suggests using hanging planters as a way to keep plants out of the reach of your pets. If your cat nibbled on a flower or plant, and you are unsure whether it may be toxic, call your emergency vet, or the Pet Poison Helpline at 855-764-7661, or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435.

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(But theyre so pretty!!!) I know, but chances are your mixed flower bouquet contains one or more toxic flowers So skip the fancy mixed flower bouquets and go for bouquets that feature one type of flower. Heres a list of five great flowers you can get for Valentines Day (or any occasion) and feel good that these flowers will be a hit with your loved one and non-toxic to your cat (also a loved one).

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Most pet owners know there are some plants and flowers that will make their pet sick. Since its practically impossible to guarantee your furry friend wont chow down on your leafy decor, having pet-safe plants is a must. However, some cat and dog parents simply skip plants and floral displays altogether.

If you get arrangements that feature these pet safe flowers, you wont have to worry about Fluffy or Fido discovering a poisonous midnight snack. Theyre safe for your pets, so you dont have to worry too much if the best window is your furry friends favorite seat your orchids and cat can coexist.

Other fillers, like white limonium used in the Make Me Blush Bouquet can create the same varied look without putting your loves furry friend in harm. Vomiting Diarrhea Difficulty breathing Drooling more than usual Excessive thirst and frequent urination Change in regular heartbeat fast, slow or arrhythmic

Air-Purifying Plants That Are Safe for Cats

Avoid bringing dangerous flowers into your home with this list of safe flowers for cats:


We know, roses can be so cliché for Valentine’s Day…but there’s no doubt that roses are beautiful. Stick to traditional roses from the Rosacea family as other flowers with the word “rose” in them can actually be dangerous (think primrose). Find out what color your main squeeze likes and bring home a beautiful bouquet of roses that will make your Valentine – and your cats very happy.


Alstroemeria, also known as a Peruvian Lily, is one of my personal favorite flowers. Alstroemeria are not traditional lilies which are extremely toxic to cats. Instead, these alstroemeria beauties are non-toxic to cats, relatively inexpensive and last for a really long time. I frequently buy these at Trader Joe’s for $3.99 for a full bouquet that sometimes lasts up to 2 weeks! I cannot emphasize enough –Further reading about toxic lilies here.

Gerbera Daisies

Gerbera daisies are such a happy flower. Sometimes they are referred to as Gerber daisies. Either way, gerbera daisies are a safe choice when you have cats in the house. They come in beautiful vibrant colors and usually last up to a week.Not all daisies are safe for cats – be sure to avoid: chamomile, chrysanthemum (“mums”), showy daisies and seaside daisies, to name a few.


Orchids are little works of art. Each one is unique, delicate and vibrant. Orchids last for years as long as you care for them and orchids are non-toxic to cats.I’ve seen great deals on beautiful orchids at many places including Trader Joe’s and Home Depot, to name a few.


Sunflowers can make anyone’s day brighter. And the great news is that they are non-toxic to cats! Sunflowers are mostly native to North America and are a great source of nutrition for humans…. but we don’t recommend eating them. Just enjoy their beauty!