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Plants that are Toxic to dogs


The springtime plants that can result in gastrointestinal upset in dogs and cats include:
 Calla lily

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

 Tiger Lily
 Easter Lily
 Day lily
 Lily of the Valley
 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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