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Popular Toxic Plants For Pets - Tsawwassen Animal Hospital

Popular Toxic Plants For Pets

The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) had provided the following information on popular poisonous plants to pets:

Although most common in springtime but sold year-round, lilies-including stargazer, tiger and Easter lilies-are pretty on the outside but wreak havoc on the insides of our kitty companions. “Even with very small ingestions, severe kidney damage can result”.

English ivy vines contain triterpenoid saponins, which can cause vomiting, abdominal pain, hypersalivation and diarrhea if eaten by dogs and cats.

Two of the hottest plants to hit office cubicles across the country are peace lily and pothos. Both are hearty and tolerate a fair amount of neglect, but for cats and dogs, they can cause irritation of the mouth, lips and tongue (peace lily) and swelling of the GI tract (pothos).

Oleander, a pretty shrub used as an ornamental plant in warmer regions, can also be cultivated indoors in cooler climes. One of the most poisonous plants to pets and people, it can lead to GI irritation, abnormal heart function, hypothermia and even death.

Place all these plants out of reach of pets or provide a nontoxic alternative.

Toxic and non-toxic plants

17 common poisonous plants



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