Flowers Poisonous to Cats and Dogs

Flowers Poisonous to Cats and Dogs

Cats and dogs are inquisitive creatures – they enjoy climbing, running and exploring, which often makes it impossible to keep poisonous plants and flowers out of their reach.

If you have a cat or a dog, it’s therefore important to make sure your pet won’t get in touch with the risky plant.

Below we’ve listed a few of the most harmful plants and flowers:

 

Flower

Toxicity

Amaryllis (Amaryllis) mild toxicity (Vomiting, Drooling, Hypotension, Respiratory depression, Abdominal discomfort)
Anthurium (Anthurium andraeanum) mild toxicity (drooling, pawing at the face or mouth, oral pain, decrease in appetite, vomiting)
Apple Leaf Croton (Codiaeum variegatum) mild toxicity (droolong, vomiting, diarrhea, skin irritation)
Asparagus Fern (Asparagus densiflorus) mild toxicity (vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, skin irritation)
Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale) severe toxicity (Drooling, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Inappetence, Black-tarry stool, Organ damage, Respiratory failure, Seizures)
Azaleas and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron) severe toxicity (drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, decrease in appetite, abnormal heart rate, seizures, abnormal heart rate)
Baby’s Breath (Gypsophila) mild toxicity (vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy)
Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) severe toxicity (vomiting, drowsiness, rapid pulse, muscle tremors)
Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) mild toxicity (drooling, oral pain, pawing at the mouth, vomiting, decreased appetite)
Castor Bean (Ricinus communis) severe toxicity (Drooling, Abdominal pain, Vomiting, Bloody diarrhea, Abdominal straining, Weakness, Trembling, Sudden Collapse)
Charming Dieffenbachia (Dieffenbachia amoena) mild toxicity (drooling, oral pain, pawing at the mouth, vomiting, decreased appetite)
Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum) mild toxicity (Vomiting, Decrease in appetite, Diarrhea)
Crocus (Crocus) severe toxicity (drooling, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, decreased appetite, respiratory failure, seizures)
Cyclamen (Cyclamen) mild toxicity (Vomiting, Drooling, Diarrhea, Abnormal heart rate, Seizures)
English Ivy (Hedera helix) mild toxicity (Drooling, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Abdominal pain)
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) mild toxicity (anemia, lethargy, swelling, vomiting)
Gladiolas (Gladiolus communis) mild toxicity (drooling, vomiting, lethargy, diarrhea)
Glory Lily (Gloriosa) severe toxicity (vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, organ failure)
Hydrangea (Hydrangea) mild toxicity (vomiting, lethargy, diarrhea)
Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe) mild toxicity (drooling, vomiting, diarrhea)
Larkspur (Delphinium) mild toxicity (drooling, constipation, abdominal pain, paralysis, tremors, seizures, heart and lung failure)
Lilies (Lilium) severe toxicity (Decreased appetite, Depression, Hiding, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Dehydration, Increased or decreased urination)
Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis) severe toxicity (vomiting, diarrhea, slowed heart rate, heart arrhytmias, seizures)
Mistletoe (Phoradendron leucarpum) mild toxicity (drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures)
Morning Glory (Ipomoea) mild toxicity (vomiting, diarrhea, incoordination)
Mother-in-Law’s Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata) mild toxicity (drooling, decreased appetite, vomiting)
Oleander (Nerium oleander) severe toxicity (drooling, nausea, vomiting, abnormal heart rate, collapse, tremor, seizures)
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) mild toxicity (drooling, pawing the mouth, oral pain, decreased appetite, vomiting)
Peony (Paeonia) mild toxicity (vomiting, diarrhea)
Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) mild toxicity (drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, skin irritation, eye irritation)
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) mild toxicity (Drooling, Pawing at the mouth, Oral pain, Decreased appetite, Vomiting)
Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) severe toxicity (vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, abnormal fluid accumulation in the abdomen, abdominal pain)
Tulip and Narcissus bulbs (Tulipa and Narcissus) mild toxicity (Drooling, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Increased heart rate, Increased respiratory rate, Difficulty breathing, Abdominal pain)
Yew (Taxus) severe toxicity (drooling, vomiting, difficulty breathing, dilated pupils, tremors, seizures, life-threatening changes in heart rate and blood pressure)

 

Sources: aspca.org, rover.com

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