It’s time to garden! Indoors and out, we load up with gorgeous plants. But some of these aren’t so good for your dog or cat.
While this list isn’t exhaustive, these common plants should be avoided when REX is around.
1. Autumn Crocus
Autumn Crocus causes vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, liver and kidney damage, and even heart arrhythmia. Although the entire plant is considered toxic to dogs, the toxicity is highest in the bulbs of the plant.
The leaves of Azaleas can irritate the mouth, and also cause vomiting and diarrhea. A drop in blood pressure can precede a coma. Dogs can die from this plant.
This entire plant is considered poisonous to dogs, with the bulb being the most toxic. Ingestion of any portion of a Daffodil can cause vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, arrhythmias, convulsions, and a serious drop in blood pressure.
Also known as Dumb Cane, is a common houseplant that can cause oral irritation, vomiting, and difficulty swallowing in dogs. It can also create a burning sensation of the lips, tongue, and mouth.
Although the entire plant of a tulip is considered toxic, it is the bulb that is the most poisonous to dogs. Ingestion can cause significant oral irritation, excessive drooling and nausea.
Also known as the Mother-In-Law plant, the Kalanchoe is a common house plant with small dense flowers. When ingested it can cause vomiting and diarrhea. In rare cases, heart arrhythmias can occur from a poisoning.
7. Sago Palm
The Sago Palm is an extremely poisonous plant to dogs when ingested, causing bloody vomiting and diarrhea, bleeding disorders, liver failure and death.
Oleander is a popular bush, found throughout the southern United States and California. It is very toxic to dogs and can cause heart abnormalities, muscle tremors, incoordination, vomiting and bloody diarrhea.
Also known as Sowbread, is a poisonous. It can cause oral irritation, vomiting, diarrhea, heart abnormalities, seizures and death.
The toxins from this plant can cause vomiting, depression, diarrhea, abdominal pain, hypersalivation, anorexia, and tremors in dogs.
Enjoy your summer and keep your pets safe!