Sunday, March 7, 2010

Watch out! Plants your dog should avoid...

There are many plants that are benefical to dogs.  Although there are many safe, non-toxic plants, there are some plants that you should keep away from your dog.  These plants are poisonous to dogs and if eaten, can be fatal.  Many of these plants are so common and seemingly innocuous that you would never suspect they are dangerous. You can check with your county health department for a list of poisonous plants that grow in your area but they most probably are also available online. 

Below are just some of the plants toxic to dogs:
  • Autumn crocus
  • Azalea
  • Bleading heart
  • Bulbs like hyacinth, narcissus and dafodil
  • Cactus
  • Chile peppers\
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Elephant ear
  • Forglove
  • Iris
  • Jasmine
  • Larkspur
  • Laurel
  • Lily of the valley
  • Monkshood
  • Oleander
  • Rhododendron
  • Wisteria
  • Yew

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