Plants are a great way to add some festive color and holiday cheer to your home. There’s nothing like entering a house and being greeted with the warm, iconic fragrance of pine to get you into the mood for bright celebration.
Unless, of course, you’ve got a cat at home.
Some of the plants we bring into our homes for the holidays can be deadly if consumed. And we know you’re not planning on eating them, but you can’t really tell your cat friend, “Hey, cat friend, don’t eat that poinsettia unless you want to be really sick,” because we still haven’t figured out how to communicate directly with our feline friends. (Bummer, I know.)
We’ve put together a handy infographic of tips on plants to avoid and listed why they’re potentially dangerous to cats and their health.
Signs of poisoning may be:
If you suspect your cat may have been poisoned, please seek immediate medical attention.
Happiest holidays! Here’s wishing you and your loved ones a bright and warm celebration!
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