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23 Common Flowers That Are Poisonous For Your Pet

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Flowers are beautiful to look at and are great for decorating your home, but what many pet owners don't know is that many flowers can be toxic to your pets! If your pet eats the wrong flower, they can become very ill or even die! Here are 23 different flowers that are harmful to pets that you should watch out for: Tulip, hyacinth and daffodil bulbs can damage a dogís mouth and esophagus, leading to drooling, vomiting, severe diarrhea and even abnormal heart rhythms.

Asiatic and Japanese lilies can cause severe kidney failure in cats. One or two leaves can kill them. Be sure to keep bulbs out of reach before planting and surround them with plenty of mulch; supervise your dog when they are outside as a precaution. The following is a list of common spring and summertime plants and the type of dangers they pose.

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Tulip

Tulip (Tulip spp)- Ingestion can result in intense vomiting, depression, diarrhea, hypersalivation, drooling and lack of appetite.

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Hyacinth

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

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Daffodil

Daffodil (Narcissus spp)- Ingestion can result in severe gastrointestinal illness, convulsions, seizures, low blood pressure and tremors.

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Peace lily

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

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Easter cactus

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

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Easter daisy

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

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Easter orchid

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

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Easter lily cactus

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

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Resurrection lily

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

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Crown of Thorns

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


Plants that are considered very toxic and can result in severe illness or even death include:

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Azalea

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

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Crocus

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

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Rhododendron

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

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Tiger Lily

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

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Easter Lily

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

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American Bittersweet

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

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Clematis

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

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Daffodil

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

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Daylily

Daylily (Hemorocallis dumortirei)- Vomiting, inappetence, lethargy, kidney failure. Cats are only species known to be affected.

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Fox Glove

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

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Narcissus

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

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Morning Glory

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

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Pest Control

When spring rolls around, ants are usually found around your home. Because ant baits use peanut butter, they end up luring dogs to nibble on them as well. The chemicals are not nearly as dangerous as the risk of gastrointestinal upset from swallowing the plastic.

Itís essential to also be aware of the misuse than can occur from flea and tick products. Flea and tick medications only made for dogs can never be used on a cat because of different metabolisms unless otherwise stated.

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Wrap Up

This is not a complete list, if youíre not sure about a specific flower or plant, itís important to research the name and check its toxicity. If you suspect your pet has ingested a poisonous substance, take them to the vet immediately.

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