Spring is a good time to walk your family pets; strolls
in the park are delightful this time of year. However,
it’s important to be mindful; some poisonous plants
can make animals quite sick. Follow the tips below
to keep your pets safe and enjoy the spring weather.
Beautiful budding red ornamental fl ower, it’s
sickening to dogs if they consume it so be careful to
keep them from eating it.
If you suspect your dog has eaten this plant look
for these common symptoms; drooling, vomiting,
diarrhea, and general sluggish attitude.
The toxic level isn’t as high in this plant so you won’t
see severe reactions in your pets. If you think your
pet has gotten into a Holly bush watch for diarrhea
Baby’s breath is a common fl ower used not only in
gardens but in just about every fl ower arrangement
available. If eaten, it will cause irritation to your pet’s
Azaleas are very toxic, it causes severe gastrointestinal symptoms. If your pet has discoordination,
weakness or a slow heart rate you need to get her/him to the vet. The Azalea plant is potentially fatal.
Tulips are fatal to dogs. Not only are they deadly, they also cause severe and painful systemic reactions.
Because of the high toxicity, they can cause central nervous system depression, convulsions and
Outside of the common intestinal issues Chrysanthemum actually causes skin rashes. Take care to keep
your little friends away from these purple low growing fl owers.
Begonias’ causes a painful and odd reaction. If your pet digests the plant it will cause extreme oral
aggravation, a lot of infl ammation in their mouth as well as vomiting.
Specifi c Flowers that are toxic to Cats
Different types of lillies are harmful to felines. The stem, bulb, even the pollen is highly disastrous.
Lillies are known to cause kidney failure which can be deadly. Cats don’t have to eat this plant to have
it affect them.
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