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Plants that are Toxic to dogs

 

The springtime plants that can result in gastrointestinal upset in dogs and cats include:
 
 Amaryllis
 Ferns
 Caladium
 Calla lily
 Hyacinth
 Iris
 Tulip


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

 Crocus
 Azalea
 Rhododendron
 Tiger Lily
 Easter Lily
 Bittersweet
 Clematis
 Daffodil
 Day lily
 Foxglove
 Lily of the Valley
 Narcissus
 Morning Glory
 Death Camas


The most important part of treating ingestion of a toxic plant is to determine if your pet actually ate the plant, how much was ingested and which part of the plant was eaten. The entire plant is not always toxic. Sometimes only the seeds, the leaves, stems or roots are toxic. Also, plant identification is crucial in diagnosis. Get a sample of the plant if you are unsure of the name. This information can help your veterinarian determine the best course of treatment.

Unfortunately, there are very few specific treatments or antidotes for toxic plant ingestion. Supportive care, including intravenous fluids, may be necessary. Without proper care, some plant toxicities can have devastating effects on your pet's health.

 
 
 
 

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