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Plants that are toxic to dogs & cats

Planning on doing some gardening this spring? Whether you’re planting pretty flowers or yummy vegetables, you should know which plants are toxic to your pets, and other pets that might visit your garden.

Plants to avoid.

There are many plats that are toxic to dogs and cats, but there are a few that areBest Artificial 45cm Stargazer Lillies 10 Head Flower lily Spray Bunch (Dark Pink) : Amazon.co.uk: Home & Kitchen more toxic than the rest and you should absolutely avoid planting in your garden if your pets roam there unattended.

Here are some common plants you can find in your garden that are highly toxic:

  • Lillies
  • Mushrooms
  • Giant Hogweed
  • Foxglove

Of course, there are many more plants that are toxic to animals, and it is important to remember that the amount your pet eats is important, the more your pet eats the more poorly they can get.

Other toxic plants:

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  • Crocuses
  • Daffodil
  • Cotoneaster
  • Geranium
  • Heavenly bamboo
  • Holly
  • Horse chestnut
  • Hyacinth
  • Iris and gladioli
  • Ivy
  • Laburnum
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  • Mistletoe
  • Oak
  • Onions and garlic plants
  • Ragwort
  • Rhubarb
  • Rowan
  • Snowdrops
  • Tulip
  • Yew


How to know if your pet has eaten a poisonous plant.

If you catch your pet eating a poisonous plant, call your vet immediately and don’t wait for any symptoms to show. However, here are some symptoms to watch outEncouraging Your Sick Dog to Eat for just in case:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Low energy
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Struggling to breathe
  • Pale gums
  • Blood in poo
  • Drooling more than usual
  • Fainting

Other signs, such as rashes, ulcers or swelling around, or inside the mouth is a clear indication that your pet has eaten something they shouldn’t have.