Poisonous Plants Harmful to Dogs & Cats

Lilium-sppOur friends at the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association have written another helpful, informative article about poisonous plants and pets.  Here are the highlights:

If you suspect your pet has ingested any toxic substances, including these plants, please contact a pet poison hotline, an emergency veterinary hospital, or call us here at Fremont Veterinary Clinic immediately.

10 Plants Highly Toxic to Pets

  1. Azalea
  2. Rhododendron
  3. Sago Palm
  4. Cyclamen
  5. Kalanchoe
  6. Autumn Crocus
  7. Foxglove
  8. Lily
  9. Amanita Mushrooms
  10. Yew

A more extensive list of poisonous plants can be found on the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association Website.

Lilies are highly toxic to cats!  Flowers from this family, including Easter, stargazer, tiger, day, rubrum, and Japanese show are very toxic.  Contact with even a petal or leaf can cause kidney failure within 72 hours.  Keep lilies out of homes with cats.

Cocoa mulch can be hazardous to dogs if consumed in sufficient quantities.

Marijuana can make your pet very sick.  Keep marijuana and edibles such as brownies away from pets and store i pet-proof containers.  Seek veterinary care if your pet ingests marijuana.

Symptoms of Plant Poisoning include:

  • Drooling
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy
  • Seizures
  • Unconsciousness
  • Irritation to skin or mouth
  • Vomiting

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