Toxic Plants for Pets

Getting a new pup or kitten into the home can provide some challenges when their curiosity gets the better of them.  Lovely to look at but some of these plants can be poisonous to dogs and cats.

Flowers are a wonder of nature, but it is important to know when they are not good for our pets.

American Bittersweet(Celastrus scandens)
Weakness, convulsions, gastroenteritis (vomiting, diarrhoea.)

Azalea (Rhododendron spp)
Ivomiting, diarrhea, hypersalivation, weakness, coma, hypotension, CNS depression, cardiovascular collapse and death.

Clematis (Clematis sp.)
Vomiting, diarrhoea, oral ulcers, ataxia irritant or vesicant action.

Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
Excessive salivation, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, vomiting, gastro-intestinal disorders, lack of appetite, tremors, convulsions, seizures

Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia splendens prostrata)
Ingestion results in vomiting and diarrhoea.

Daffodil (Narcissus spp)- Severe gastrointestinal disorders, convulsions, shivering, hypotension, dermatitis, muscular tremors, and cardiac arrhythmias.

Day lily (Hemorocallis dumortirei)- Vomiting, in appetence, lethargy, kidney failure. Cats are only species known to be affected.

Easter cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesi)
Ingestion can result in vomiting, diarrhoea and depression. Cats can also develop staggering.

Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum)
Vomiting, in appetence, lethargy, and kidney failure. Cats are only species known to be affected.

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
Cardiac arrhythmias, vomiting, diarrhoea, weakness, cardiac failure, death.

Hyacinth (Hyacinthus oreintalis)
Ingestion can result in intense vomiting, diarrhoea, depression and tremors.

Lily of the Valley (Convalaria majalis)
Ataxia, vomiting, cardiac arrhythmias, death.

Morning Glory (Ipomoea spp)
Seeds may cause hallucination, may cause diarrhoea.

Narcissus (Narcissus spp)
Severe gastrointestinal disorders, convulsions, shivering, hypotension, dermatitis, muscular tremors, and cardiac arrhythmias.

Peace lily (Spathiphyllum spp)
Ingestion can result in ulcers in the mouth, vomiting and diarrhoea.

Rhododendron (Rhododendron spp)
Vomiting, diarrhoea, hyper-salivation, weakness, coma, hypotension, CNS depression, cardiovascular collapse and death.

Tiger Lily (Lilium tigrinum)
Vomiting, in appetence, lethargy, kidney failure. Cats are only species known to be affected.

Tulip (Tulip spp)
Ingestion can result in intense vomiting, depression, diarrhoea, hyper-salivation, drooling and lack of appetite.

Non Toxic Plants

• Easter daisy (Townsendia sericea)- This plant is considered non toxic.

• Easter orchid (Cattleya mossiae)- This plant is considered non toxic.

• Easter lily cactus (Echinopsis multiplex)- This plant is considered non toxic.

• Resurrection lily (Kaempferia pulchra)- This plant is considered non toxic.

Contact your nearest vet if you suspect your pet has consumed this.

#MedicalMonday

Source: CitiVet Bothasig / CitiVet Monte Vista

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