Beware of Plants That Can Poison Pets

Many plants and flowers aren’t safe for our animal companions, and common indoor plants are even more likely to be ingested. Here, your Marietta, GA vet tells you about three unsafe plants that you may already have in your home:

Lilies

Lilies are highly toxic to our feline friends, and they may be able to poison dogs as well. This goes for various lily varieties, including the stargazer, Tiger, Easter, day, and Japanese lily. Since lilies are often a part of bouquets or arrangements—particularly common around the holidays—use extra caution if you have curious pets.

Poinsettias

Poinsettias have a bit of an undue reputation; a pet would have to eat quite a lot to experience poisoning. That doesn’t mean it’s worth the risk! Plus, poinsettias could be sprayed with fertilizer or pesticides that aren’t good for pets. Keep your animal friend away to be safe.

Aloe Plants

Several types of aloe plants contain saponins, chemical substances that can prove toxic to pets. Don’t let your pet near the aloe plants in your home!

Would you like more advice on keeping your pet safe from plant and flower hazards? Contact your Veterinarian Marietta, GA. We’re here to help!