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Cats and Poinsettias

Poinsettias are toxic to cats and other pets. Right? Isnít that common knowledge? Thatís what I believed for many years. Contrary to popular belief, however, poinsettias are not as deadly as we might believe, according to the experts at the ASPCAís Animal Poison Control Center.

Here are some interesting facts about poinsettias and the roots of this legend.


Safe Places for Your Poinsettias

Here are some suggested places to display poinsettias and keep them away from kittyís reach:


Toxic Holiday Plants

While poinsettias are not poisonous to our cats, there are other dangerous holiday plants that are toxic. These include mistletoe, lilies, holly, holly berries, and rosemary. For a list of other plants that can be dangerous to our feline friends, see: Cats and Poisonous Plants.

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