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Monday, July 22, 2019

Spend World Cat Day with Bloomex


International Cat Day is celebrated on August 8th, every year. It was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. 
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International Cat Day is also referred to as World Cat Day in some countries and since it's inception, it has been growing worldwideNational Cat Day is an awareness day to raise awareness for homeless cats. 
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We want to give you a few plants to steer clear of if you have cats or are sending gifts to cat friendly homes!
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Lilies. Many species the Lilium family are highly toxic to cats. Ingestion of very small amounts of many types of lilies, such as Tiger, Asian, Japanese Show, Easter, Stargazer, and the Casa Blanca can cause kidney failure in cats.
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Marijuana. Ingestion of Cannabis Sativa can cause cats to vomit, have diarrhea, drool, get an increased heart rate, and even experience seizures or a coma. A great alternative without killing the buzz is Catnip!
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Sago Palm. Every part of this plant is poisonous, but the seeds or "nuts" contain the largest amount of toxin. The ingestion of just one or two seeds can result in very serious effects, which include vomiting, diarrhea, depression, seizures and liver failure.
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Tulip/Narcissus Bulbs. The bulb portions of Tulips and Narcissus contain toxins that can cause loss of appetite, intense gastrointestinal irritation, drooling, convulsions, depression of the central nervous system and cardiac abnormalities.
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Azalea. Members of the Rhododenron family contain toxins which can produce vomiting, drooling, diarrhea, weakness and depression of the central nervous system in cats. Severe azalea poisoning could ultimately lead to death from heart failure.
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Oleander. All parts of Nerium Oleander are considered to be toxic, as they contain cardiac glycosides that have the potential to cause serious effects including gastrointestinal tract irritation, abnormal heart function, hypothermia and even death. 
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Castor Bean. The seeds from the castor bean plant, Ricinus communis, are poisonous to people, animals and insects. These seeds can cause severe vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst, abdominal pain, drooling, weakness and loss of appetite. Severe cases of poisoning can result in death. 
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Cyclamen. If consumed, Cylamen can produce significant gastrointestinal irritation, including intense vomiting. Fatalities have also been reported in some cases. 
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Chrysanthemum. These popular blooms may produce gastrointestinal upset, including drooling, vomiting and diarrhea, if eaten. In certain cases depression and loss of coordination may also develop if enough of any part of the plant is consumed. 
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English Ivy. Also called sweetheart ivy and California ivy, branching ivy, glacier ivy, needlepoint ivy, Hedera helix that, if ingested, can result in vomiting, abdominal pain, hypersalivation and diarrhea. 
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Peace Lily. These species can cause oral irritation, excessive drooling, vomiting, difficulty in swallowing and intense burning and irritation of the mouth, lips and tongue in pets who ingest. 
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Pothos. Pothos (both Scindapsus and Epipremnum) belongs to the Araceae family. If chewed or ingested, this popular household plant can cause significant mechanical irritation and swelling of the oral tissues and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract. 
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Schefflera. Schefflera can cause oral irritation, excessive drooling, vomiting, difficulty in swallowing and intense burning and irritation of the mouth, lips and tongue in cats who ingest. 
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Check out these amazing selections of cat friendly gifts you can get for your cat friendly home! 
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Enchanted Cottage

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Wine & Gourmet Gift Basket

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Pure Devotion

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Scarlet Mist

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Teddy Bear

There are so many different options! So, remember your fur-babies when you are choosing your plants and flowers!
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