Mother's Day is a wonderful day for celebrating mothers and women, and supporting florists everywhere. Nearly 70% of all Mother's Day gifts are flowers, with Americans spending over $2.4 billion per year on flowers for Mother's Day.
This is great news for the flowers industry, but not as great for cats. Many people know that certain houseplants are poisonous to cats, but did you know that many commonly gifted flowers are also poisonous to cats?
In fact, many of the most common Mother's Day flowers are toxic to cats if ingested. And we know cats love to taste everything! This Mother's Day, consider if the recipient of your bouquet has a cat to worry about, and gift accordingly. If you are the recipient, check against this list if the flowers are safe for your cat to nom on, or just keep them in a safe place far from curious kitties.