Monday, May 5, 2014

Toxic Plants for Dogs



I don’t know how many times dogs are rushed to the vet because they ingested a poisonous plant, but it is certainly worthwhile to know the worst offenders and then, keep them out of the yard!

There are many common garden plants that are toxic to dogs, cats and other animals. Some are more potent than others, and it will depend on how much is ingested. Symptoms can range from irritation of the mouth to lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions and even death.

Here is a list of some of the more common toxic plants: Azaleas and rhododendrons, cycads, cyclamen, daylily, foxglove, heavenly bamboo, lily, and yews.

 For a more comprehensive list and more information, go to the ASPCA’s Poison Control Center at www.ASPCA.org