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Poisonous Plants

If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, make the call that can make all the difference 24 hours a day/365 days a year: (888) 426-4435. A $55 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) released a list of the 10 most common poisonous plants (inside and out) and their possible effects. Research these plans online to familiarize yourself with what they look like. You may already have them in your home and not know it. 

Plant Possible Effects
Marijuana Depression of the central nervous system and incoordination, diarrhea, vomiting, drooling, increased heart rate, seizures and coma
Sago Palm
(Popular landscape item)
Vomiting, diarrhea, depression, seizures, and liver failure (The seeds contain the largest amount of toxin, though all parts are poisonous.)
 
Lilies Severe kidney damage. *Felines in particular are at risk; they like to chew on flower bouquets that usually include lilies
Tulips/Narcissus bulbs Intense gastrointestinal irritation, drooling, loss of appetite, depression of the central nervous system, convulsions, and cardiac abnormalities
Azalea/Rhododendron Vomiting, drooling, diarrhea, weakness and depression of the central nervous system. Severe poisoning can lead to coma and death from cardiovascular collapse
Oleander Gastrointestinal tract irritation, abnormal heart function, hypothermia (low body temperature), and death
 
Castor Bean Severe abdominal pain, drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst, weakness and loss of appetite – severe cases can result in dehydration, muscle twitching, tremors, seizures, coma, and death
Cyclamen(Houseplant given at holidays) Gastrointestinal irritation, intense vomiting, and even death
Kalanchoe(Flowering houseplant) Gastrointestinal irritation and arrhythmia
 
Yew Trembling, incoordination, difficulty breathing, gastrointestinal irritation, and cardiac failure
 

 
 

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