The largest animal protection organization in the world, the United States Animal Protection Society (HSUS), has published a list of plants that are dangerous to pets. They produce toxic substances for animals in hazardous quantities. The consequences can vary from nausea to death. Below is a list of the most common plants that can cause a toxic reaction in animals.
Cats and dogs often chew flowers and grass. This can be caused by a lack of certain substances in the body, and sometimes by pure curiosity. At the same time, there is an opinion that animals instinctively feel danger. But over the years of living next to a person, they have lost the ability to recognize what is useful and what is poisonous.
Eating or, for example, licking toxic plants can cause severe poisoning, allergies, and even death in cats, dogs, parrots, hamsters and other pets.
Cat owners should be especially careful when breeding flowers at home. These animals like to eat cereal plants, such as cyperus, pogonaterum. But there are times when cats eat poisonous flowers that are not harmful to humans. At first, after chewing a leaf, the cat feels great, but poisons can have a slow effect and accumulate in the body of the animal. Therefore, it is better not to keep dangerous flowers in the apartment where the cats are.
|Plant||Dangerous part||Plant type|
|Abrus prayer||Seeds||Tree liana|
|Azalea||Whole plant||Cultivated and wild shrub|
|Aconite, or wrestler||Roots, leaves, seeds||Garden flower|
|Arizema, or Sibling||The whole plant, especially the leaves and roots||Wild flower|
|Astra forest||Whole plant||Wild flower|
|Astragalus||Whole plant||Wild flower|
|Colchicum autumn||Whole plant||Garden flower|
|Belladonna or belladonna ordinary||The whole plant, especially seeds and roots||Garden grass|
|Privet ordinary||Leaves, berries||Ornamental shrub|
|Bobovnik, or laburnum||Flowers, Seeds, Beans||Bush|
|Hemlock spotted||Leaves, stems, fruits||Field grass|
|Elderberry black||Leaves, Roots, Buds||Wood|
|Woolly bush||Leaves||Field grass|
|Whole poisonous, or tsikuta||The whole plant, especially the rhizome||Wild flower, grass|
|Daphne or wolf or wolf bast||Leaves, berries||Bush|
|Evergreen helsemius||Flowers, leaves||Ornamental plant|
|Heteromeles poisonous, or toyon||Leaves||Bush|
|Hyacinth||Bulbs||Wild and garden plant|
|Wisteria, or Wisteria||Pods, seeds||Ornamental shrub|
|Highlander, or buckwheat||The juice||Grass|
|Mustard or synapis||Seeds||Wild flower|
|Common Dereza, or Berber Dereza||Leaves, shoots||Decorative liana|
|Dieffenbachia spotted||Whole plant||Home plant|
|Dicentra Hood||Roots, leaves||Wild and garden flower|
|Curling wood pliers||The whole plant, especially the berries||Liana|
|Datura ordinary, or stinky dope||The whole plant, especially the seeds||Grass|
|Larkiness, or delphinium, or spur||The whole plant, especially shoots||Wild flower|
|Zigadenus||Leaves, stems, seeds, flowers||Grass|
|Morning glory||Seeds, Roots||Decorative flower|
|Iris, or Kasatik||Leaves, roots||Garden flower|
|Caladium||Whole plant||Home plant|
|Castor oil||Whole plant, especially beans||Home plant|
|Colocasia||Whole plant||Home plant|
|Horse Chestnut, or Stork, or Aesculus||Crohn, nuts and seeds||Wood|
|Krotalyaria||Whole plant||Wild flower|
|Cockle, or agrostemma||Seeds||Wild flower, weed|
|Lakonos American, or American phytolac||Roots, seeds, berries||Field plant|
|Lily of the valley||Leaves, flowers||Wild flower|
|Daylily, or krasnevne||The whole plant is dangerous for cats||Garden flower|
|Long-flowered lily||The whole plant is dangerous for cats||Garden flower|
|Daurian Moonseed||Fruits, roots||Liana|
|Buttercup||The whole plant, especially the leaves||Wild flower|
|Mancinella or Manzinilla or Manchinella||Juice, fruits||Wood|
|Melia acedarah, or squash||Berries||Wood|
|Beautiful euphorbia, or poinsettia||Leaves, stems, flowers||Home plant|
|Euphorbia edged, or rich bride||The juice||Ornamental shrub|
|Black hellebore||Root shoots, leaves||Garden flower|
|Digitalis, or digitalis||Leaves||Garden flower|
|Holly, or Holly||Berries||Bush|
|Carolian nightshade||The whole plant, especially the berries||Weed|
|False pepper nightshade||Unripe fruits, leaves||Bush|
|Spring primrose, or spring primrose||The whole plant, especially the leaves and stems||Wild flower|
|Ivy||The whole plant, especially leaves and berries||Decorative liana|
|Podophyllus, or Nogolist||Unripe fruits, roots, leaves||Wild plant|
|Poultry catcher||Whole plant||Wild flower|
|Field radish, or wild radish||Seeds||Wild flower|
|Robinia pseudoacacia, or robinia pseudoacacia||The whole plant, especially the bark and shoots||Wood|
|Sag palm||The whole plant, especially the seeds||Ornamental shrub|
|Sanguinaria, or wolf foot||The whole plant, especially the stem and roots||Wild flower|
|Boxwood is evergreen, or Caucasian palm||The whole plant, especially the leaves||Ornamental shrub|
|Simplocarpus smelly||The whole plant, especially the roots, leaves||Marsh plant|
|Strelitzia, or Strelitzia||Sepal||Garden flower|
|Sorghum||Leaves||Cultivated and wild grass|
|Tevetia Peruvian||The whole plant, especially the leaves||Garden plant|
|Yew||Bark, leaves, seeds||Wood|
|Trio, or sviten, or swamp||Leaves||Swamp grass|
|Thousand heads||Seeds||Wild flower|
|Philodendron||Whole plant||Home plant|
|Hellebore||Roots, leaves, seeds||Decorative flower|
|Bird cherry||Leaves, berries, seeds||Bush|
|Late bird cherry, or American cherry||Leaves, Bones||Wood|
|Apple tree||Seeds||Fruit tree|
Most often, plants of the following families are dangerous for animals: amaryllis, aroid, kutra, solanaceae and euphorbia.
To indoor plants that emit volatile organic compounds, for example, oleander. It is completely saturated with poison. With this, you need to be very careful not only animals but also people. Among the flowering plants, it should be noted gloriosa, sedum, adenium, coleus, azalea, cyclamen, ivy, caladium, philodendron and Sheffler.
How to Protect Your Pet
The first and obvious is to abandon poisonous plants. Even if pets do not show interest in them.
The second is to keep the plants in separate rooms, for example, on a balcony or loggia, as well as to teach pets that green in a pot is inviolable.
Offer your pets a safe alternative. For example, sprout at home seeds of cereal plants: oats, wheat, rye or barley. You can buy already sprouted grass in a pet store, but in this case you need to carefully choose a bona fide supplier. In addition, make sure that your pet’s diet is micronutrient and fiber-rich.
What To Do If Your Pet Ate a Poisonous Plant?
In veterinary practice, poisoning of animals by indoor plants has become much less common in recent years. Perhaps this is due to the fact that most owners transferred their pets to dry full-feed, and the need for roughage and an additional source of trace elements and vitamins decreased in animals.
However, if the animal nevertheless ate unknown greens and you have reason to believe that the plant is toxic, then it is necessary to induce vomiting in the pet and immediately consult a veterinarian.
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