As promised, plants poisonous for common pets
Hello, witchies! Earlier today, I said that I was going to make a post about plants that are REALLY bad for your pets. I know a lot of us have familiars, animals we feel connections to, or even just a beloved furry friend. I also know that a lot of us incorporate plants into our craft. However, that can turn deadly quickly. Here are some poisonous plants, according to the pet poison hotline.
This is autumn crocus, which should not be confused for spring crocus. Spring crocus, however, should not be ingested because it can cause vomiting and diarrhea. But, autumn crocus is SO MUCH worse. It is highly toxic and can cause things such as kidney and respiratory failure.
Azalea is such a beautiful plant and is a common favorite among those who favor flowers. Don’t have it your yard, though, if you have pets who love to much on plants. Signs of initial ingestion consist of vomiting, diarrhea, and excessive drooling. If you see these signs and azalea is within the area, take your pet to the vet immediately, because your furry friend can enter a coma and possibly die.
This is Kalanchoe. Avoid this plant unless you want your friend to vomit excessively and obtain heart arrhythmia.
I’ve mentioned these in the past before, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t have these anywhere near you if you have pets, especially cats. Even a few leaves can cause kidney failure. Some are benign, but DON’T TAKE THE RISK!! If you notice that your cat has eaten any lilies, take it to the vet IMMEDIATELY. The sooner you do, the higher chance you have of saving them.
Some of you may be surprised, but Daffodils are indeed on the list. The worst of the side effects can include vomiting, respiratory depression and heart arrhythmia.
Sago palm can induce bloody stool, liver failure, and death in some occasions. It’s more dangerous because these are indoor plants, making them more accessible for your furry buddies.
Here are some other common ones, including some vegetables:
- apple seeds
- any kind of fruit pit
- tomato fruit and stems
- Lily of the Valley
- yeast dough
- artificial sweeteners
PLEASE RESEARCH ANY AND ALL FOODS BEFORE GIVING THEM TO YOUR PET!!