Spring has almost come and gone with Summer closely approaching. With that said, you must know which plants are poisonous that start to bloom this time of year. These plants listed below are poisonous to both cats and dogs. Please watch out for dogs digging up these flowers and chewing on the stems, leaves or bulbs. Cats can also become curious and playful and chew on the different flower parts as well.
The following are poisonous for your dog or cat:
- Any flower with a bulb
If your pet ingests any of these, expect the following symptoms:
- lack of appetite
If your pet eats a lot of any of the above, the toxicity of the plant can effect your pet to such a degree that he or she can have a seizure.
Plants you should watch out for specifically for cats are lilies. (Some lilies aren’t toxic at all, and some are less toxic than others.) The following are toxic for your cat:
- Easter Lily
- Stargazer Lily
- Red Lily
- Day Lily
- Tiger Lily
- Wood Lily
Any part of the lily is actually pretty poisonous to your pet. You have the leaves, stem, pollen and the bulb which are poisonous if ingested. Additionally, even the water of your lily plant in the house can be toxic. If your cat ingests this plant, you can expect these symptoms/health issues:
- seizures can occur
- if large amounts are ingested, kidney failure can occur.
Please be cautious and safe as to where you plant your plants, or where you bring them inside your home. Have a great Summer!