Some plants are obviously harmful to pets, such as poison ivy, oak, or sumac. But pet owners may be shocked to find out that dogs and cats can become very sick from eating so many common plants and flowers.
Different flowers in the lily family are poisonous to pets. Cats are more common lily poisoning victims than dogs, but they are toxic to both.Lilies, Tiger Lilies, Easter Lilies, Tulips, and Calla Lilies are just some of the toxic plants found in the lily plant family.
Keep flower arrangements that include these plants where your pets can’t get at them:
Bird of Paradise
You can still keep your favorite flowers inside where you can appreciate their beauty, but lock them away when you’re not at home and keep a close watch when your pets are near the bouquet. By being aware of the danger and taking proper precautions, you can keep your favorite plants and pets safe.
Dangerous Outdoor Plants
It’s not advisable to let pets out unsupervised, but we can’t watch them every second. You can help keep your pet healthy by knowing which plants and trees are toxic in your area.
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 flower bushes.
Trees like Yews and Red Maples have toxic leaves. Wilted Red Maple Leaves are especially dangerous.
Gorgeous climbing plants, like Ivy and Wisteria, should be off limits to your dog. St. John’s Wort, Aloe, Tobacco, and Rhubarb plants are also no good for dogs or cats.