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Which plants are toxic to cats and dogs?
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Which plants are toxic to cats and dogs?

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We get asked this question a lot. Although it is impossible to list every plant, here is a list of the more common plants and symptoms to look out for. Hopefully this will help you make the decision when bringing a new plant into your home!
Aloe Vera. This is toxic to both cats and dogs. The signs to look out for are vomiting, depression, diarrhea, anorexia, tremors and change in urine color.
Amaryllis. (Common names include Belladonna lily, Saint Joseph lily, Cape Belladonna and Naked Lady). Toxic to both cats and dogs. The signs to look out for are vomiting, depression, diarrhea, abdominal pain, hypersalivation, anorexia, tremors.
Arum Lily. (Common names include Calla Lily, Pig Lily, White Arum, Trumpet Lily, Florist's Calla, Garden Calla). Toxic to both cats and dogs. The signs to watch out for are oral irritation, intense burning and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, excessive drooling, vomiting and difficulty swallowing.
Asian Lily. (Common name Asiatic Lily). Toxic to cats. Symptoms of poisoning are vomiting, inappetence, lethargy, kidney failure, and death is possible.
Asparagus Fern. (Common names include Asparagus, Emerald Feather, Emerald Fern, Sprengeri Fern, Plumosa Fern, Lace Fern, Racemose Asparagus, Shatavari). Toxic to both cats and dogs. Symptoms of poisoning include allergic dermatitis with repeated dermal exposure. Berry ingestion could result in gastric upset (vomiting, abdominal pain, or diarrhea).
Azalea. (Common names Rosebay, Rhododendron). Toxic to cats dogs. Symptoms of poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, hypersalivation, weakness, coma, hypotension, CNS depression, cardiovascular collapse and death.
Baby's Breath. (Common name Maidens Breath). Toxic to both cats and dogs. Symptoms of poisoning include vomiting and diarrhea.
Barbados Lily. (Common names include Amaryllis, Fire Lily, Lily of the Palace, Ridderstjerne). Toxic to both cats and dogs. Signs of poisoning include vomiting, salvation, diarrhea; large quantities consumed cause convulsions, low blood pressure, tremors and cardiac arrhythmias. Bulbs are the most poisonous part.
Begonia. Toxic to both cats and dogs. Signs of poisoning include oral irritation, intense burning and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, excessive drooling, vomiting, difficulty swallowing. Tubers are the most toxic.
Bird of Paradise Flower. (Common names include Crane Flower, Bird's Tongue Flower). Toxic to cats and dogs. Symptoms of poisoning include mild nausea, vomiting, drowsiness; caused mainly by fruit and seeds. Should not be confused with Caesalpinia or Poinciana gilliesii, which is also known as Bird of Paradise and is more toxic.
Branching Ivy. (Common names include English Ivy, Glacier Ivy, Needlepoint Ivy, Sweetheart Ivy, California Ivy). Toxic to cats and dogs. Symptoms of poisoning include vomiting, abdominal pain, hypersalivation, diarrhea. Foliage is more toxic than berries.