Beware! 5 Types of Dried flowers that are bad for cats

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So you probably wouldn’t believe that on of the most commonly asked questions we get in store is;

Are dried flowers bad for cats?

Yep, that’s right, it's true; not all flowers are cat-friendly.

Be aware, dried flowers can present hidden dangers for our feline companions. SO, here are 

5 Types of Dried flowers that are bad for cats:


renowned for their elegance and fragrance, but sorry to break it to you - highly toxic to cats. The pollen and petals of lilies, whether fresh or dried, can cause severe kidney damage and even prove fatal if ingested. Even a small nibble or licking the pollen off their fur can lead to dire consequences.

Baby's Breath:

Often used in dried flower arrangements (and wedding hair styles), baby's breath can cause gastrointestinal distress if consumed by cats. Ingesting this delicate flower can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach discomfort. Keep this floral filler out of your cat's reach to avoid any unwanted health issues.

Dried Poppies:

While the vibrant colors of dried poppies may catch your eye, they are not suitable for feline companions. (Luckily they’re not our fav for dried arrangements anyway). Poppies contain alkaloids that can negatively affect a cat's central nervous system if ingested. Symptoms of poisoning may include lethargy, disorientation, and even difficulty breathing.


Lavender is a popular choice for dried flower arrangements due to its calming aroma. However, its essential oils can be toxic to cats when consumed in large quantities. Cats are particularly sensitive to essential oils, and ingestion may lead to vomiting, diarrhoea, or irritation of the skin.


The dried leaves and oils of eucalyptus plants are often used in floral arrangements and potpourri. Unfortunately, they contain compounds called phenols that can be toxic to cats. Ingestion can cause gastrointestinal upset, excessive salivation, and even neurological symptoms like weakness or depression (and no one likes a depressed cat).

So there you have it,

Just like chocolates are bad for dogs, flowers can be bad for cats!

Good to know next time you see your cat dining out on your florals. 

Meanwhile come check out our collection of dried flowers Perth.


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