Animals have very different digestive systems than people. Therefore, there are many kinds of plants that are toxic to animals that aren’t toxic to people. On the same token, you wouldn’t expect a human to eat flowers, but your cat might certainly get into them! Knowing some common plants that are toxic to animals can help you prevent illness and even death in your beloved companion.
Aloe vera is commonly used to treat burns. It is even turned into a juice sometimes! Despite its many uses, it absolutely does not belong in your pets’ stomachs. Aloe vera is very toxic to cats and dogs, so ensure that it is always kept out of their reach.
Lilies are very pretty and are commonly used in bouquets. However, every part of a lily is toxic to cats. Strangely, lilies are not toxic to dogs, but cats must not consume any part of a lily.
Azalea is toxic to dogs and cats. It is also toxic to horses, goats, and sheep.
Baby’s breath is commonly used to compliment flowers in a bouquet. It is also toxic to dogs and cats. Consumption can result in vomiting and diarrhea.
Though you’re probably aware that the berries that grow on ivy plants are toxic, you may not know that the leaves are actually more toxic than the berries.
Sago palms are highly toxic. The seeds are the most poisonous part, but any part is likely to be deadly for your pet.
Tulips are commonly used in gardens. The bulbs are the most toxic part, so be especially careful if you have a dog that likes to dig.
Despite tomatoes being edible for people, the plants they grow on are dangerous for pets. Though consuming the plant is not likely to be lethal, it will result in a great deal of discomfort.
Do you think your pet has consumed a poisonous plant? Don’t wait to get medical treatment. Contact us at Borrett Animal Hospital today!