Plants Not Safe for your pets

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Those lilies, cyclamen, Amaryllis, Oleanders, Cannabis or sago palms are nothing but a delight to the eyes when you stroll in your garden, however, these plants and many others are highly toxic to dogs. They can cause serious health issues like seizures, diarrhea or vomiting and thus must be strictly restricted from the reach of your pets. In fact, it is better to avoid planting them in your garden to completely eliminate the risk.

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Plants Not Safe for your pets Plants bring liveliness to our households and a tinge of vibrancy through their bright colors. Those lilies cyclamen Amaryllis Oleanders Cannabis or sago palms are nothing but a delight to the eyes when you stroll in your garden however these plants and many others are highly toxic to dogs. They can cause serious health issues like seizures diarrhea or vomiting and thus must be strictly restricted from the reach of your pets. In fact it is better to avoid planting them in your garden to completely eliminate the risk. In case your dog accidentally or intentionally ingests the poisonous plant you must call for immediate vet help. Plants Toxic To Pets Plants Negative Effects On Pets Lilies Lilies are extremely beautiful but are extremely toxic to dogs and cats. Eg. Peace lily is toxic to both cats and dogs. Easter and Stargazer lilies are poisonous to cats. Toxic Effects may include – Vomiting Irritation in lips and tongue Difficulty in

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Swallowing Autumn Crocus This brightly colored plant is entirely toxic to dogs. Bulbs of this plant hold maximum toxicity and can lead to severe consequences when ingested. Toxic Effects may include – Diarrhea Seizures Burning sensation in mouth Liver damage kidney damage and vomiting Jade Also known as Chinese Rubber plant or Friendship tree this plant contains certain toxins which can cause serious health issues in dogs when ingested. Toxic Effects may include – Vomiting Ataxia Depression Slow Heart Rate Sago Palm Every part of this plant is toxic to dogs then be it leaves roots or the seeds. It is thus important to avoid planting it in your garden if you have a dog. Toxic Effects may include – Diarrhea vomiting liver failure multiple organ failure bleeding disorders death. Azalea Azalea has brightly colored flowers which may attract dogs. However you must refrain planting them in your garden because the smallest quantity can lead to toxicity in dogs. Toxic Effects may include – Vomiting Nausea Coma Drop in Blood pressure and even death when ingested in large quantities. Oleander This brightly colored shrub native to southern US and California contains cardiac glycosides that can put your dog at high risk if ingested. Toxic Effects may include –

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Muscle tremors lack of coordination bloody diarrhea vomiting and heart abnormalities. Daffodil The bulbs of daffodils are extremely toxic to dogs and may cause varied complications if ingested. Toxic Effects may include – Vomiting diarrhea low Blood Pressure and Heart Failure. Tulips One of the most coveted flowers of any garden Tulip is unfortunately dangerous for dogs. Especially the bulb is extremely fatal. Toxic Effects may include – mouth or throat irritation drooling nausea skin rashes. Dieffenbachia Dieffenbachia also commonly known as Dumb Cane is poisonous to dogs as well as cats. Toxic Effects may include – Breathing difficulties problem in swallowing vomiting salivation oral irritation. Cyclamen Cyclamen also called Sow Bread contains terpenoids which are poisonous to dogs. Toxic Effects may include – Vomiting diarrhea seizures heart abnormalities death. Kalanchoe Kalanchoe though may not be as fatal as other plants they can definitely risk your dog’s health. Toxic Effects may include – Vomiting diarrhea and at times heart arrhythmia. Asparagus Fern Also known as Emerald Fern this plant contains Sapogenin a toxin which is present in the fruit of this plant. Toxic Effects may include – Vomiting diarrhea inflammation of the skin and

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abdominal pain. Aloe Vera Aloe vera is known for its healing properties but you may wonder knowing that the gel which is so effective to humans is equally dangerous to dogs and cats. Toxic Effects may include – Digestive problems Devil’s Ivy or English Ivy This plant is mostly used in enhancing the look of your garden however it can be harmful to your pet. Though dogs and cats don’t really munch these plants when ingested accidentally it can lead to health issues in your Fido. Toxic Effects may include – Irritation of the throat foaming excessive drooling swelling of the mouth lips and tongue vomiting diarrhea. It may also lead to coma and death of dogs that are hypersensitive. It is highly recommended to rather avoid planting these dangerous plants in your yard if you own a pet. In case you already have any of them then restrict your dog from going to that area and keep a check on him when he is out. You must immediately contact your vet if your dog or cat has accidentally ingested even a small of these toxic plants. No matter how much you love to decorate your garden with these brightly colored flowers you must always stay responsible towards your pet’s health and you can certainly opt for other options which are non-toxic yet look equally pretty. Reference:- https://budgetpetworld.wordpress.com/2019/07/31/list-of-plants-that-are-poisonous-to-pets/

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