It’s winter. We want to be around nature so we bring plants indoors to help the air and make us think of seasons when we can be outside again. Often we add flowers or seasonal decorations. Our pets don’t welcome all plant life, however. Here are some plants that are poisonous to cats and/or dogs. They should be left outside.
The good news is that dogs and cats are not herbivores, and don’t naturally eat large quantities of plants. That being said, they all chew on plants once in a while for a variety of reasons. Many plants are poisonous to both cats ad dogs, some to only one or the other. If you think your pet has ingested one of the plants below, get him or her to your vet immediately.
Here are common houseplants and flowers that are poisonous to cats:
While not often inside, tiger lilies are among the worst poisonous plants for cats.
And many, many more! For a complete list go to www.veterinarypartner.com.
Here are common houseplants and flowers that are poisonous to dogs:
Jasmine is among the worst poisonous plants for dogs.
For a more complete list go to www.veterinarypartner.com.