Poisonous Plants for Pets
We all enjoy planting our yards and keeping beautiful plants in our homes but did you know some of the common plants can be poisonous to our pets. We will list a few of the ones you might recognize but always be aware if the plants you bring into your environment are dangerous.
Arrowgrasses – plant leaves are the toxic
Azaleas – They are a wild shrub and the entire plant is toxic
Bird-of-Paradise – This is a beautiful flowering plant and the pods are the toxic part
Christmas berry – The leaves of this shrub are toxic
Daffodil – The actual bulbs are toxic
Day Lily – This wildflower plant is toxic to cats
Elephant’s Ear – We like this house plant but the entire plant can be toxic
English Ivy – An ornamental vine entire plant can be toxic but especially the berries and leaves
Iris – We see a lot of these in the spring time and they grow in several wonderful colors. The leaves and roots are both toxic
Morning glory – The seeds and roots of this wildflower are toxic
Mustards – The grows wild and the seeds are the toxic part
Poinsettias – We love these around Christmas time but the leaves, stems and flowers are all toxic.
Rhubarb – We grow this in our gardens but the leaves can be toxic
Wisteria – the pods and seeds are both toxic
These are just a few plants that are poisonus to your pets, if you have any questions, just ask us and we will be happy will appear to make sure you are keeping your animals safe at all times. If your pet does eat a plant and you have any questions about it please call Village Veterinary Hospital at 505-869-2627 and we will make sure your pet is treated properly.