Originally Posted by sugarcatmom
The problem with these lists is that they don't usually tell you which parts of the plants are toxic, or how much a cat has to ingest for it to be toxic, or what the level of toxicity is...
I could not agree more, and I think this leads to more danger. These lists are so "comprehensive" that people may tend to give up on trying to find a "safe" plant and end up getting something extremely dangerous, like a lily. All parts of the lily are dangerous, by the way, including the pollen that falls off the flowers. Another bad one is Sweet Peas.
However, many of these will cause nothing more than some redness or irritation of the mouth. I wish someone would compile a much better list where the most dangerous plants are highlighted because it would be much safer for pet owners to know which plants must absolutely be kept away from our pets. It would be a shame if someone were to hide away an aloe vera while keeping an easter lily within reach.