Plants That Can Harm Your Pet

pet careWith warmer weather arriving in the Northern Hemisphere, most of us will be spending an increasing amount of time outdoors.

Our friends down South will be heading into winter, and spending more time indoors.

Wherever you find plants, whether indoors or out, you need to be aware of whether or not those plants can be harmful to your pets.

To prevent your pet from being harmed by a plant, try to eliminate any dangerous plants from your home and yard. [pet care]

Be on the lookout for harmful plants at your local park, or anywhere else you may walk your pet. Remember that even safe plants that have been treated with chemicals can be harmful to your pets.

Here are some plants that can harm your pet. Though long, this list is not exhaustive.

  • Air plant
  • Amaryllis
  • Autumn crocus
  • Avocado
  • Azalea
  • Bird of paradise
  • Boxwood
  • Bulb flowers
  • Cacao
  • Caladium
  • Calla lily
  • Castor bean
  • Cherry tree
  • Chinaberry tree
  • Clematis
  • Coffee
  • Coriander
  • Cowslip
  • Daffodil
  • Delphinium
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Elephant’s ear
  • English ivy
  • Eucalyptus
  • Four o’clocks
  • Foxglove
  • Ground cherry
  • Johnson grass
  • Honeysuckle
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea
  • Iris
  • Jasmine
  • Juniper
  • Larkspur
  • Laurel
  • Lily of the valley
  • Lima bean
  • Lupine
  • Marijuana
  • Mayapple
  • Mexican breadfruit
  • Morning glory
  • Mushrooms
  • Narcissus
  • Navy bean
  • Nettles
  • Oak
  • Parsley
  • Philodendrons
  • Poinsettia
  • Poison ivy and poison oak
  • Pokeweed
  • Potato
  • Privet
  • Ranunculus
  • Red maple
  • Rhubarb
  • Rhododendrons
  • Skunk cabbage
  • Sorghum grass
  • Sudan grass
  • Sweet pea
  • Tobacco
  • Vetch
  • Yews

If your pet consumes any of these plants, contact your veterinarian or local animal poison control center immediately.

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