Monday 22 August 2022

**NEW** Cat Hazards ~ Part 5 ~ The Art of Keeping Your Cat Safer ~ Top 12 Common Cut Flowers 'Safe' To Have Near Cats **Free Printable List with Pictures**

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  Happy Monday supurr pals

Today we're sharing  Part Five of our Cat Hazards series, and if mew missed our last post, click here to catch up on a re-run of our Cat Hazards posts sharing the dangers of air fresheners and candles.

If mew're new to being cat staff, then maybe there are a few things mew haven't thought about, and we're here to point mew in the right direction and share tips that we've garnered over 25+ years. And for those seasoned and veteran cat staff, do feel free to add more suggestions and tips in the comments, as all cat hacks are welcome. 

Let's Talk About Cut Flowers or Bouquets

Recently, we re-ran our free A4 printable list of cut flowers that are toxic to cats which are really best avoided at all costs, and unfortunately they are among some of the most readily available flowers to buy.

So if mew really love your cut flowers, what can mew have?

We did a bit of research and floated around the interwebs a little while we gathered information on today's list of:

The Top 12 Common Cut Flowers Safe** To Have Near Cats

And here's a free A4 printable so mew can have a visual reference of what is ok to have near Fluffy.

Top 12 Common Cut Flowers Safe To Have Near Cats - see website disclaimer ©BionicBasil®

right-click the graphic to print it off and stick on your fridge or noticeboard

There are quite a few more safe** flowers and if mew'd like another list, drop us a comment, and we'll extend this information further.

But don't forget:


Always make sure that Fluffy can't knock the vase over, or drink the water.

And we would always recommend keeping any cut flowers, even those on the safe list in a place where your cat can't have access to them.

At BBHQ we just don't have any cut flowers in the house, we have house plants but never any flowers.

If your kitty is looking or trying to eat the flowers or any foliage, this indicates to us that your cat is probably looking for cat grass to assist with a possible furball removal, or digestive issue and we would recommend that mew always have fresh cat grass available, especially for indoor-only cats. 

The B Team always have fresh greens available, and if mew can't grow your own, there are many places that supply ready-grown cat grass by mail order, or check at your local florists or garden centre as we've noticed there are several places around us which have recently started selling ready-grown cat grass, and catnip plants.

If mew want to check out a review of My Cat Grass mail order company, click the link.

Or check out our definitive guides for growing greens for your cat:

If mew need any further info on growing your own plants or have queries on anything else in today's post, let us know in the comments as we answer all our readers' questions on our Wednesday posts, The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up.

What To Do If Your Kitty Ingests or Licks Something That Might be Poisonous or Toxic

If mew think that Fluffy may have ingested something that he or she shouldn't have, call your emergency vet immediately.

Or call the Animal Poisonline run by the PDSA on 01202 509000 - calls cost £30 payable at the time of the call. 

If mew are in the USA, mew can call Pet Poison Helpline on 855-764-7661 - they have a $75 charge payable at the time of the call.

Our advice, check online for your country and keep the number handy, whether that's stored in your phone or on the fridge, or where mew keep your emergency numbers.

The above prices are correct at the time of posting - August 2022 

Please note: these are not affiliate links, and we are in no way linked to either organisation in any capacity.

It doesn't take long to make your home a safe place, and mew'd do it for a baby/toddler/child, so do it for your cat too, and our K9 buddies, of course!

If in doubt, don't do it! 

Next time in this series we'll cover the Top 12 Safe House Plants For Cats, and if mew missed any of our previous Cat Hazards posts, stop by our Top Tips for Pawents page, and mew'll find oodles of useful info and pointers to help mew safely navigate pet pawrenthood.

Until next time...

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

Disclaimer: We are not vets, animal medical professionals, animal doctors or have any formal qualifications in animal health. If mew are worried or concerned about anything at all, purrlease take your feline furiend to your purrsonal veterinarian or other health care provider and seek expert advice and assistance immediately.

The safe flower list is subject to change pending new information and data on the aforementioned flowers, but at the time of publishing was correct according to our resources.

Graphics created with paid licence  


  1. Such great information, there is so many scary things out there that can hurt kitties.

  2. We hardly had any plants inside the house when there were kitties living here. Now we do have a few, and the dogs are not at all interested. Phew!

  3. Momma needs to get me some cat grass.

  4. My favourite indoor flowers are roses and freesias. I was given Stargazer lilies for my birthday last week and would never have had them when the boys were here. They do smell lovely but are rather overpowering!

  5. Good info here, thanks for posting.
    We chucked out all kinds of plants when Celestial Angel and Chuck got big enough to jump onto shelves.
    Any cut flowers that appear are quickly taken to Sweetie's Apartment, because she cannot jump to eat them.

  6. It's our job to make sure we don't have anything in our home that is harmful to our pets.

    Excellent reminder.

    Have a fabulous day and week. Scritches to the kitties and a hug to your smart mom. ♥

  7. Great reminder ! Claire is very careful with indoor plants, and in the garden too. Purrs

  8. Good reminders! The plants toxic to cats I've heard of most often are the lilies of course, philodendron, and pine.

  9. Great post! Thank you for the free printable. XO

  10. Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Scritches all around and a big hug to mom. ♥

  11. Every lady should give that card to every gentleman who is courting her! Back in the day, I can't remember how many flowers I had to throw out or give away for safety.


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