As you continue to buy flowers and plants for inside and outside your home, remember that many flowers can be very toxic to cats and dogs.

After looking for a new vet in the Rockford area for my furbabies, Ramen and Noodles, I came across this chart of toxic and non-toxic plants and flowers to avoid if you have pets.

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Keeping my cats safe is on the top of my priority list.  I only buy faux flowers for inside my apartment because I don't want to risk the chance of them getting into real flowers that could potentially make them sick.

If you're thinking of buying new plants and flowers for around the house, check out this list before you buy!  The next plant you bring home could be toxic and harm your pets!

Toxic vs. Non-Toxic Plants In Illinois: What’s Safe for Your Pets?


  • Easter Lily
  • Oriental Lily Hybrids
  • Stargazer Lily
  • Japanese Lily
  • Casa BlancaLily
  • Tiger Lily
  • Daylilies
  • Sago Palms
  • Tulips
  • Oleander
  • Autumn Crocus

Of course, there are plenty of others to watch out for, but these seem to be the most common that we bring home.

Here's a list of the most common plants and flowers that are non-toxic to pets.


  • Wax flower
  • Roses
  • Freesia
  • Statice
  • Zinnia
  • Gerber Daisy
  • Sunflowers
  • Asters
  • Snapdragons
  • Orchids
  • Friendship Plant
  • Boston fern
  • Easter cactus
  • Zebra Haworthia
  • Africa Violet
  • Hens and Chicks
  • Spider plant
  • Petunia

This list was created by the Animal Poison Control Center.  If you think your pets got into a toxic plant or flower, please don't hesitate to call them at (888) 426-4435 and take them to your nearest animal hospital as soon as possible.


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