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10 Plants and flowers that are poisonous to cats and dogs

10 Plants and flowers that are poisonous to cats and dogs

Lilies, tulips and azaleas can be beautiful plants, but they can be deadly for cats and dogs if ingested or come into contact with them.

Some are easy to avoid, such as potato plants or tomato plants, but others may be more difficult to keep at bay as the most common herbs in the field, and pet owners should watch their animals after each walk and check the herbs that can grow in your own garden.

"A plant can be absolutely beautiful and aromatic, but very dangerous for a cat or dog," explains a spokesman for BillyOh.com. "So, when you are deciding what plants to put in your garden, or even a pot for indoors, first verify that it is not toxic to your pets. If your pet shows any sign of having ingested poison, such as vomiting, diarrhea, weakness or confusion, seek veterinary assistance immediately. "

BillyOh.com has created a list of 10 dangerous plants that pet owners should know ...

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The leaves are toxic to cats and dogs, therefore, if you grow tomatoes, you should make sure that animals cannot access them.

Potatoes

Green or raw potatoes are dangerous for dogs, and leaves too. Make sure your pets cannot access them.

Cubic or autumn daffodil

Not to be confused with spring saffron (which can also cause vomiting and diarrhea), all parts of this plant are toxic. It can cause liver and kidney damage, seizures and death. Not surprisingly it is known as kills dogs.

Lilies

All parts of lily are toxic to cats (even a leaf or a petal can make them very sick) and some types are poisonous to dogs as well. They are even toxic to horses.

Tulips

They are members of the liliaceae family, so it is not surprising that they are also toxic to cats, dogs and horses. Toxins tulip A Y tulip B They are inside the tulip bulbs, so if you suspect that your pet has eaten some part of the plant, seek veterinary assistance immediately.

Nandina

Also know as sacred bamboo o Divine bamboo, produces red berries that are very beautiful, but dangerous. They contain cyanogenic glycosides, which release hydrogen cyanide when chewed.

Spikes

The spikelets that carry the seeds of this herb are true spikes and are destined to bury themselves in the ground and then germinate, but this also means that they can penetrate an animal's body and damage internal organs. The ears are especially vulnerable.

It is almost impossible to avoid this common herb, but you can check your pet's body (especially the entry points, such as ears, mouth and eyes) after a walk, and tear-not cut-any spike you see in your yard.

Cycas

These ornamental plants are very poisonous for cats and dogs. The whole plant is dangerous, but the nuts are the worst. If you think your pet has been able to ingest any part of the planting, take it to the vet immediately.

Castor seeds

Ricin is a well known poison and is present in the seed of the castor oil plant, although all parts of the plant are toxic as well. Even a small amount can poison a cat or dog and cause spasms, tremors, convulsions, commas or death.

Azaleas

A type of rhododendron, azaleas contain a poisonous substance called grayanotoxin, which can cause vomiting, diarrhea and even blindness and coma in cats and dogs.

Via: Country Living UK