With spring here and people wanting to beautify their yards, here are some plants to avoid.
Keep these common plants out of your dog’s play area: Daffodils - The flowers, leaves, and bulbs can cause abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. In severe cases, cardiac arrhythmias and respiratory problems may occur. Bulbs planted with bone meal attract dogs! Lily of the Valley - Dogs who eat lily of the valley plants may show cardiac arrhythmias, decreased heart rates, and even seizures. Tulips and Hyacinths - The bulbs are toxic. Mild cases show drooling and some vomiting, but if the dog eats too many, he may show an increase in heart rate. Oleander - If your dog chews on leaves, flowers, or branches he may suffer from a decreased heart rate and could potentially die. Azaleas - These can be fatal if your dog even chews on leaves. Initial gastrointestinal signs can lead to coma and even death. Lantana - It has such beautiful colorful blooms but can be harmful to your pet if they chew or eat this plant. It contains digitalis which is a heart stimulant. These are just a few of the plants that can be toxic to your dog. Please research any plant before planting in in your garden or yard area.
If you have questions about plants that are toxic to your pet, please contact Dr. Norette L. Underwood of Trumann Animal Clinic at firstname.lastname@example.org.