Monday, April 27, 2009

Harmful Spring Plants & Dogs

There are over 700 spring time plants that are poisonous to pets, this is just a few that many people have planted around their house. I have several of these myself and I am careful to not let my dogs get hold of them. Putting up simple fences is one way to keep your pet's from getting to these plants.
Tulip - Ingestion can result in intense vomiting, depression, diarrhea, hyper-salivation, drooling and lack of appetite.
Hyacinth - Ingestion can result in intense vomiting, diarrhea, depression and tremors.
Daffodil - Ingestion can result in severe gastrointestinal illness, convulsions, seizures, low blood pressure and tremors.
Peace lily - Ingestion can result in ulcers in the mouth, vomiting and diarrhea.
Easter cactus - Ingestion can result in vomiting, diarrhea and depression. Cats can also develop staggering.
Easter daisy - This plant is considered non toxic.
Easter orchid - This plant is considered non toxic.
Easter lily cactus - This plant is considered non toxic.
Resurrection lily - This plant is considered non toxic.
Crown of Thorns - Ingestion results in vomiting and diarrhea.
Azalea - Vomiting, diarrhea, hyper-salivation, weakness, coma, hypertension, CNS depression, cardiovascular collapse and death.
Crocus - Excessive salivation, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, gastro-intestinal disorders, lack of appetite, tremors, convulsions, seizures
Rhododendron - Vomiting, diarrhea, hyper-salivation, weakness, coma, hypertension, CNS depression, cardiovascular collapse and death.
Tiger Lily - Vomiting, lethargy, kidney failure. Cats are only species known to be affected.
Easter Lily - Vomiting, lethargy, and kidney failure. Cats are only species known to be affected.
American Bittersweet - Weakness, convulsions, gastroenteritis (vomiting, diarrhea.)
Clematis - Vomiting, diarrhea, oral ulcers, ataxia irritant
Foxglove - Cardiac arrhythmia, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, cardiac failure, death.
Lily of the Valley - Ataxia, vomiting, cardiac arrhythmia, death.
Narcissus - Severe gastrointestinal disorders, convulsions, shivering, hypertension, dermatitis, muscular tremors, and cardiac arrhythmia.
Morning Glory - Seeds may cause hallucination, may cause diarrhea.

2 comments:

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

Great information. Thanks for sharing!

DogsDeserveFreedom

Patrice said...

Nice blog. Thanks for the information that makes me be reminded as to what are the harmful spring plants to our pets.