The 10 Most Dangerous Plants for Pets

There are hundreds of plants that are toxic to your pets. Most of them are mild in toxicity though several plants are downright dangerous for pets to consume.

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All parts of the Autumn Crocus are poisonous to pets. Also known as Meadow Saffron oNaked Lady, this plant is highly toxic. Symptoms include drooling, vomiting, stomach bleeding, bloody diarrhea, liver r and kidney damage, respiratory failure, seizures and death.

Azalea/Rhododendron
azalea 2 The 10 Most Dangerous Plants for PetsAzaleas are part of the Rhododendron family and are one of the most dangerous plants for pets. Consuming just a few leaves can result in vomiting and diarrhea. If you think your pets have eaten an Azalea plant, get them to a vet immediately as delay could cause coma or death.

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Though Caster Bean is not typically found in the home or home garden it is frequently used in public landscaping and can be deadly to pets. Carefully watch your dogs on walks and at the park. Symptoms can include drooling, vomiting, diarrhea and loss of appetite. Severe cases of poisoning can result in dehydration, twitching, seizures, coma and death.

 

 

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Cyclamen is a beautiful flowering plant often used in home gardens. The roots of this seasonal plant are especially dangerous to both cats and dogs. If ingested, Cyclamen can cause severe vomiting and death.

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Daffodil flowers contain lycorine, which induces severe vomiting. The highest concentrations of toxins are located in the bulb and can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain and even cardiac arrhythmias or respiratory distress.

kalanchoe 2 The 10 Most Dangerous Plants for PetsKalanchoe
Kalanchoe is a tropical flowering plant typically used indoors. It’s also known as the Devil’s Backbone, Mother of Millions and the Chandelier plant. It contains naturally occurring poisons that affect the heart. Symptoms of Kalanchoe poisoning include drooling, vomiting, abnormal heart rate, heart arrhythmia, seizures and death. 

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Lilies come in dozens of varieties. oleander 2 The 10 Most Dangerous Plants for PetsNot all are toxic to pets but the True Lilies class is seriously dangerous and causes kidney failure in cats. A few examples of True Lilies are Tiger, Day, Asiatic, Stargazer, Casa Blanca, Easter, Lily of the Valley and Japanese Show lilies.
Oleander
One of the worst offenders on the Top 10, Oleander is highly toxic to pets. Both the leaves and the flowers contain glycoside which causes Colic, bloody diarrhea, incoordination, difficulty breathing, muscle tremors and possibly death from cardiac failure.
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Sago Palm
Native to warm climates, the Sago Palm is both an indoor and outdoor plant. The leaves and seeds of this plant can cause vomiting, bloody stool, damage to the stomach lining, severe liver failure and in some cases even death.
 

Tulipstulips 2 The 10 Most Dangerous Plants for Pets
The bulb of the tulip plant contains the highest concentration of toxins. This can be especially dangerous for dogs that like to dig. Typical signs of poisoning include drooling, loss of appetite, central nervous system depression, convulsions and cardiac abnormalities.

This is by no means a complete list of poisonous plants. There are, literally, hundreds of plants that can cause your pets discomfort. If you are interested in a list containing all plants that are toxic, you can find it on the ASPCA website.

 

There are hundreds of plants that are toxic to your pets. Most of them are mild in toxicity though several plants are downright dangerous for pets to consume.

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All parts of the Autumn Crocus are poisonous to pets. Also known as Meadow Saffron or Naked Lady, this plant is highly toxic. Symptoms include drooling, vomiting, stomach bleeding, bloody diarrhea, liver and kidney damage, respiratory failure, seizures and death.

Azalea/Rhododendron
Azaleas are part of the Rhododendron family and are one of the most dangerous plants for pets. Consuming just a few leaves can result in vomiting and diarrhea. If you think your pets have eaten an Azalea plant, get them to a vet immediately as delay could cause coma or death.


Castor Bean

Though Caster Bean is not typically found in the home or home garden it is frequently used in public landscaping and can be deadly to pets. Carefully watch your dogs on walks and at the park. Symptoms can include drooling, vomiting, diarrhea and loss of appetite. Severe cases of poisoning can result in dehydration, twitching, seizures, coma and death.

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Cyclamen
Cyclamen is a beautiful flowering plant often used in home gardens. The roots of this seasonal plant are especially dangerous to both cats and dogs. If ingested, Cyclamen can cause severe vomiting and death.


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Daffodils
Daffodil flowers contain lycorine, which induces severe vomiting. The highest concentrations of toxins are located in the bulb and can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain and even cardiac arrhythmias or respiratory distress.

Kalanchoe
Kalanchoe is a tropical flowering plant typically used indoors. It’s also known as the Devil’s Backbone, Mother of Millions and the Chandelier plant. It contains naturally occurring poisons that affect the heart. Symptoms of Kalanchoe poisoning include drooling, vomiting, abnormal heart rate, heart arrhythmia, seizures and death.



 

 

 

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Lilies come in dozens of varieties. Not all are toxic to pets but the True Lilies class is seriously dangerous and causes kidney failure in cats. A few examples of True Lilies are Tiger, Day, Asiatic, Stargazer, Casa Blanca, Easter, Lily of the Valley and Japanese Show lilies.

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Oleander
One of the worst offenders on the Top 10, Oleander is highly toxic to pets. Both the leaves and the flowers contain glycoside which causes Colic, bloody diarrhea, incoordination, difficulty breathing, muscle tremors and possibly death from cardiac failure.


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Sago Palm
Native to warm climates, the Sago Palm is both an indoor and outdoor plant. The leaves and seeds of this plant can cause vomiting, bloody stool, damage to the stomach lining, severe liver failure and in some cases even death.


 

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The bulb of the tulip plant contains the highest concentration of toxins. This can be especially dangerous for dogs that like to dig. Typical signs of poisoning include drooling, loss of appetite, central nervous system depression, convulsions and cardiac abnormalities.

This is by no means a complete list of poisonous plants. There are, literally, hundreds of plants that can cause your pets discomfort. If you are interested in a list containing all plants that are toxic, you can find it on the ASPCA website.

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