It rained where I live yesterday. Today the leaves on the trees are green and shiny, there’s a gentle breeze, and it’s time for spring flowers and gardening.
A few years ago, a friend lost an adorable puppy when the puppy at the seed of a Sago Palm. Adult dogs had the run of her yard for years with no problems, but a few moments of unsupervised time proved deadly for a curious new puppy.
Here are 25 common plants that are poison when eaten by dogs. Some of the problems caused by eating these plants range from death in the worst case to other symptoms such as bloody diarrhea, stomach irritation, drooling, convulsions, excessive thirst, hallucinations, and breathing and heart problems.
- Avocado (the plant)
- Corn Plant (the house plant variety)
- Day Lily
- Easter Lily
- Elephant Ears
- English Ivy
- Ferns (a variety including Asparagus Fern, Lace Fern)
- Japanese Yew
- Morning Glory
- Poinsetta (more of a winter plant than spring)
- Sago Palm
- Tiger Lily
- Tomato Plant
There are many more poisonous plants and extensive lists are available on the Internet. The list above includes the more common landscaping plants. Have a wonderful spring and enjoy your gardening, but keep an eye on the dogs!