Is the flower Alsteroemeria poisonous to cats? My cat knocked a vase off a shelf and ate some of them. Thank you
Pet's Sex: Female
Pet's Age: 6
Just got home and discovered
Hello- I will do my best to answer your questions. How much of the flowers did your cat eat - stems or petals? How is she doing right now>
Since I wasn't home this is a guess, but it appears she only ate the petals and it could be several.
Has there been any vomiting?
No, she is acting fine now and is eating currently. I'm assuming she ate them approximately an hour ago. I could not find the flower name on poisonous to cats sites.
Well, the good news is she is going to be just fine. Although Alsteroemeria is related to lillies, and all lillies are very poisonous to cats, this particular flower is fine. The worst you might see is a little stomach upset, but otherwise she should be okay.
So no need to rush her to an emergency clinic? You're certain this type won't cause kidney failure and/or death?
You should not need to take her to the emergency clinic, but I would watch her for vomiting. Alsteroemeria is not in the genus Lillium, which are the toxic lillies. Your plant is mildly toxic to cats - it contains the toxin tulipalin. The main symptoms of feline tulipalin poisoning is gastrointestinal upset, including diarrhea and vomiting, a fact supported by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The toxin can also cause skin irritation from casual contact. So, at the worst she might have some vomiting, but I would have expected that to have happened already.Read more: Is Alstroemeria Poisonous to Cats? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_7277133_alstroemeria-poisonous-cats_.html#ixzz1MBhsyBwB
That makes me feel much better - thanks so much and have a good evening
You are welcome - tell your girl to leave your flowers alone and stop worrying you!
Ten years experience with routine care, emergencies, and behavioral issues in felids.