Dangerous Plants For Cats and DogsMay 10, 2016
Do you have something dangerous growing in or around your home? Many plants are dangerous to cats and dogs–causing anything from vomiting and diarrhea to death. It’s impossible to keep an eye on your pets 24/7, so your best effort to protect them from ingesting toxic plants is to prohibit them from your home, inside and out.
Here are some common, yet dangerous plants for cats and dogs, according to the Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA:
Asparagus fern (plumosa)
Bird of paradise pods
Burning bush (euonymus)
Lilies (for cats)
Lupine seeds and pods
Morning glory seeds and roots
Ribbon plant (dracaena)
Snake plant (mother-in-law’s tongue)
Wisteria pods and seeds
Yew bark, leaves, and seeds
Before you bring a plant into a home with pets or plant it in your yard, be sure they’re pet-safe. Check these sites to be sure you’re not risking the health of your dog or cat.