With summer now finally here, its likely both you and your pets will want to be out in the garden more to enjoy the warmer weather. But did you know the average garden is packed with poisonous plants for dogs and cats?
Begonia: A popular and versatile summer plant, these will cause intense burning and irritation in the mouth if eaten by dogs or cats. Chrysanthemum: Some dogs and cats can be drawn to its unique smell and, in certain cases, digesting it can cause vomiting, depression and a loss of coordination.
Cyclamen: This plants root is very toxic to dogs and cats, so if your pet likes to dig and you have these in your garden, look out for intense vomiting. Hosta (pictured above): Its leaves, flowers and roots are poisonous to cats and dogs, so make sure your pet does not take a fancy to them. Tomato Plant: Eating them wont prove fatal for your pet, but they can give dogs and cats severe stomach pain, diarrhoea, drowsiness and slow their heart rate.
Tulip: This plants bulb has a high amount of toxins in it, so if you have a dog which likes to dig, keep a close eye on it. Daffodils: Although this flower is a spring addition in the garden, its bulb is most the most toxic part and can cause diarrhoea, low blood pressure and tremors if digested. Obviously, the above list is by no means exhaustive and the number of plants which can prove harmful to your pet depends on which type of animal you have.
Alyssum: this fast-growing plant is perfect to tuck into flower beds and great if you like to attract beneficial insects to your garden.
What if my dog eats a begonias?
Begonia. All of the over 1000 species of begonia are toxic to pets. After eating it, your pet’s mouth will likely experience burning and vomiting may occur. … The plant is considered mildly-toxic but the roots are especially poisonous.
What flower are poisonous to dogs?
Azalea, Buttercups, Chrysanthemums, Gardenias, Gladiolas, Hibiscus, Hyacinth, Hydrangeas, Mums, Primroses, Rhododendrons, and Sweet Peas are popular garden items that are poisonous. That’s just another good reason to keep your dogs away from your neighbor’s award-winning flower bushes.
Are angel wing begonias poisonous to dogs?
Signs of ingestion: Vomiting, depression, diarrhea, tremors, change in urine color. … Signs of ingestion: Vomiting, depression, diarrhea, abdominal pain, hypersalivation, tremors. Angel Wing Begonia. Toxic to: Cats and Dogs.
Is Begonia rex poisonous to dogs?
The ASPCA lists Rex Begonias as toxic to both cats and dogs.
You know not to feed your dog chocolate, but what happens when your dog becomes curious about some plants in your yard? There are some common flowers, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), that can be extremely dangerous to pets. When it comes to planting your flowers, here are 11 plants to be cautious of if you have pets. If your pet shows any sign of illness or if you believe they have ingested a plant that may be toxic, it’s time to call your vet.
Begonias are a popular flower for pots and hanging baskets, but the plant can also cause kidney failure in cats and dogs. A popular sign of spring, daffodils are considered poisons to dogs, although it is the plants bulb that is the most toxic.
When dogs ingest any part of the plant, it can cause diarrhea and vomiting, along with abdominal pain, convulsions and a drop in blood pressure. The plant is toxic to cats and dogs, as it can cause irregular heart beat, disorientation, seizures and even cause pets to go into a coma. Popular for gardeners who want to attract butterflies to their yard, some species of milkweed can cause problems when ingested by cats and dogs.
If you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, call the APCC at (888) 426-4435 or contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible.*
Clinical Signs: Kidney failure (in grazing animals), vomiting, salivation in dogs/cats.
The autumn crocus is toxic to both dogs and cats as it can cause a burning sensation in the mouth, along with vomiting, diarrhea and seizures when ingested. It can also cause liver and kidney damage and even shock. While the entire plant is toxic, it’s the bulbs that have the highest toxicity. These 11 household items are seriously hazardous for pets.
Begonias are a popular flower for pots and hanging baskets, but the plant can also cause kidney failure in cats and dogs. The most toxic part of the plant is underground, so if you do choose to have begonias in your yard, keep them out-of-reach from pets, especially those that like to dig. These 12 invasive plants can be dangerous.
Popular in the southern part of the United States and California, oleander is very toxic to dogs. The flowering shrub can cause vomiting and bloody diarrhea. In extreme cases, oleander can cause muscle tremors and fatal heart abnormalities. This is the best way to eliminate lawn weeds.
When ingested by dogs, azaleas can cause irritation in the mouth followed by vomiting and diarrhea. In some severe cases, dogs can even suffer a drop in blood pressure, go in to a coma and die. Follow these 17 useful tips for pet care and safety.
Toxic to both cats and dogs, morning glories can cause vomiting. If eaten in large amounts, the plant’s seeds can also cause hallucinations. Keep unwanted critters away with these humane pest control ideas.
A popular sign of spring, daffodils are considered poisons to dogs, although it is the plant’s bulb that is the most toxic. When dogs ingest any part of the plant, it can cause diarrhea and vomiting, along with abdominal pain, convulsions and a drop in blood pressure. These 14 cheap landscaping updates make a big splash.
Another bulb plant that is toxic to dogs, the tulip can cause nausea and excessive drooling and mouth irritation when ingested. The plant’s bulb is the most toxic. Here are 10 drought-tolerant landscaping ideas to try this year.
Lily of the Valley
Known as a plant that can tolerate even the toughest conditions, lily of the valley is often used as a ground cover. The plant is toxic to cats and dogs, as it can cause irregular heart beat, disorientation, seizures and even cause pets to go into a coma. You can make these 15 clever pet products at home.
Popular for gardeners who want to attract butterflies to their yard, some species of milkweed can cause problems when ingested by cats and dogs. If you believe your pet may have ingested some milkweed, watch for symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea and weakness. These symptoms may be followed by difficulty breathing, dilated pupils, kidney and liver failure and respiratory paralysis. You need to stop believing these eight fall landscaping myths.
Many varieties of day lilies, are toxic to cats only. When ingested by cats, day lilies can cause vomiting, lethargy, kidney failure and even death. Show your pet some love with these 40 DIY pet projects.