Is it okay for my cat to eat red roses?

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Dr. Debra – Is it okay that my cat eats red roses?

Darva Gidaspova


Hi – thanks for your email Darva. You asked if it is okay that a cat eats red roses. The answer is no.

They are not deadly but can make cats vomit and feel sick. Also the thorns can be harmful if swallowed or stepped on.

I recommend that you keep the flowers out of your cats reach.

An article that might be helpful to you is Sending Flowers? Are They Safe? This article goes through some commonly sent flowers and their safety.

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

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