Q:

Are roses toxic to cats?

A:

Some rose species are toxic to cats such as the desert rose, Christmas rose, Easter rose, China rose, rose of Sharon (hibiscus) and moss rose, while other rose species are non-toxic to cats such as the copper rose, dwarf rose-stripe star and the standard rose. The ASPCA offers a toxic and non-toxic plant list for concerned owners.

Know More

Full Answer

In addition to toxins in flowers and plants, there are many other toxic items for cats including human food. The Animal Poison Control Center warns cat owners that apricot, avocado, bread dough, caffeine, cherries, chocolate, garlic, grapes, macadamia nuts, mushrooms and onions are all toxic to pets. Pets who have ingested toxic plants or toxic food should be brought into their veterinarian immediately for treatment.

Learn more in Cats

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Can cats eat olives?

    A:

    Olives are not toxic to cats, but have little nutritional value. Green olives and pimentos contain chemicals similar to those found in catnip, so some cats may be especially excited by olives.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Are jade plants toxic to cats?

    A:

    The jade plant is toxic to both cats and dogs. Veterinarians recommend that pet owners do not keep this plant inside their homes.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Is hibiscus poisonous to cats?

    A:

    Hibiscus is poisonous to cats. A cat that ingests hibiscus experiences nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It often refuses to eat, and it may even develop anorexia.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Why do cats chirp?

    A:

    One theory for why cats chirp is that it is a way that mother cats tell their kittens to follow them. Another theory says that it is an exaggeration of the movement that the cat uses to kill prey. It may be a noise of frustration or excitement, or it could be a way for cats to mimic the sound of their prey.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore