Holiday Plants that are Harmful to your Cat

by | Cat Care |

While many people love to give and receive seasonal plants for the holidays, many plants commonly associated with Christmas and the holiday season can be harmful or toxic for your cat. Many curious cats may try to nibble, chew and taste the plants in your house, which makes it so important to avoid them altogether in your house. Even plants that are kept off the ground or in hard-to-reach places may still be accessed by a crafty critter. Some of these plants may not only be harmful but even fatal to your pet.

A list of the most common, toxic holiday plants for cats includes:

  • Oleander
  • Morning glory
  • Holly
  • Daffodil bulbs
  • Ivy
  • Mistletoe
  • Impatiens
  • Geranium

While these plants may look lovely for the holidays, avoid keeping them in your house or giving them to a fellow-cat lover as a present. Plants that are safe for your cat include christmas orchids, bamboo or cat grass. Try to discourage your cat from chewing on ornamental plants and provide them with cat grass to nibble on instead.