Plants toxic to dogs
Yard plants to avoid
Keep these common plants out of your dog’s way:
- The flowers, leaves and bulbs can cause abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea.
- In severe cases, cardiac arrhythmias and respiratory problems may occur.
- Bulbs planted with bone meal will attract dogs.
Lily of the valley
- Dogs who eat lily of the valley may experience cardiac arrhythmias, decreased heart rates and seizures.
Tulips and hyacinths
- The bulbs are toxic.
- Mild cases show drooling and some vomiting.
- If dogs eat too many, they may show an increase in heart rate.
- If your dog chews on leaves, flowers or branches, then they may suffer from a decreased heart rate, which can be fatal.
- These can be fatal if your dog even chews on leaves.
- Be aware of initial gastrointestinal signs, which, when untreated, can lead to coma and even death.
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This article has been reprinted with permission from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s DogWatch newsletter, published by Belvoir Media Group. When you become a member of the Riney Canine Health Center, you will receive a free subscription to DogWatch.