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Plants and Flowers That Are Poisonous To Cats And Dogs

There are over 700 different types of plants and flowers that are poisonous to cats and dogs, and if you are a dog or cat owner, then it is important to be aware of the more common types of plants and flowers that could be poisonous to your pet.

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Which Plants And Flowers are Poisonous

Below are some of the more common types of plants and flowers that are poisonous to both cats and dogs. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, please consult The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) for a more exhaustive list.

Carnations
Carnations
Morning Glory (Photo©ASPCA®)
Morning Glory (Photo©ASPCA®)
Ivy (Photo©ASPCA®)
Ivy (Photo©ASPCA®)
Begonia (Photo©ASPCA®)
Begonia (Photo©ASPCA®)
Aloe Vera (Photo©Wikipedia)
Aloe Vera (Photo©Wikipedia)
Daffodils
Daffodils
Gladiolus (Photo©Wikipedia)
Gladiolus (Photo©Wikipedia)
Tulips
Tulips
Calla Lily
Calla Lily

Here is a full list of plants that are poisonous to dogs, which has been taken from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® – https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/dogs-plant-list.

And here is a full list of plants that are poisonous to cats, which has also been taken from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® – https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/cats-plant-list.

Precautions

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There are a few things you can do to help your cat or dog to avoid coming into contact with dangerous plants or dangerous flowers.  It is important that you do not keep your dogs or cats in the same room as any dangerous plants or flowers when you go to sleep.  This is because they may ingest the dangerous material and become ill while you are asleep. 

Secondly, it is important to keep dangerous plants and flowers in an elevated position in your living areas.  Sometimes cats and dogs can get on tables, so shelves are a safer option.

When you are walking your dog it is advisable to keep an eye on what the dog is doing.  As it is difficult to immediately identify whether a plant or flower is poisonous, try not to let the dog chew or eat any plants or flowers at all.

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If your cats are outdoor cats, it is a good idea to keep your garden free from any poisonous plants or flowers, as you obviously cannot always watch what your cats do.  It might also be worth having a conversation with your neighbours about the plants that are dangerous to cats, and to ask them to avoid keeping poisonous plants in their garden.

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If you think that your dog or cat has ingested a poisonous plant or flower, then you should contact a vet straight away. 

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