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    Keeping Your Yard Safe for Pets: Poisonous Plants and Safe Alternatives


    by VETDEPOT on JULY 24, 2014




    Your yard is a great place for the whole family to spend time. If your family includes a canine or feline companion, itís important to keep your outdoor space safe and free of potentially dangerous plants. Below are four plants that pet owners should avoid and some suggestions for safe alternatives:


    1.) Sago Palm: The Sago palm is a popular landscaping choice in temperate climates. The problem is, every part of this palm (especially the seeds) is poisonous. The bamboo palm is a safer choice if you have a dog or a cat.


    2.) Lilly: Many lily varieties are toxic to cats, causing kidney failure. One feline-safe alternative is the resurrection lily.


    3.) Morning glory: This flower can cause disorientation in dogs and cats. Petunias are a pretty alternative thatís safe for four-legged companions.


    4.) Oleander: Although beautiful, the oleander bush is highly toxic to both animals and people. For a safer (and more colorful) alternative, give the ixora a try.


    Keep in mind that plants arenít the only dangers lurking in your garden. Cocoa mulch contains theobromine which, if ingested, can cause adverse reactions in pets. The harmful chemicals in fertilizers can also pose a danger to dogs and cats.




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    Default Re: Poisonous Plants and Safe Alternatives For Your Yard

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    Keeping Your Yard Safe for Pets: Poisonous Plants and Safe Alternatives


    by VETDEPOT on JULY 24, 2014




    Your yard is a great place for the whole family to spend time. If your family includes a canine or feline companion, it’s important to keep your outdoor space safe and free of potentially dangerous plants. Below are four plants that pet owners should avoid and some suggestions for safe alternatives:


    1.) Sago Palm: The Sago palm is a popular landscaping choice in temperate climates. The problem is, every part of this palm (especially the seeds) is poisonous. The bamboo palm is a safer choice if you have a dog or a cat.


    2.) Lilly: Many lily varieties are toxic to cats, causing kidney failure. One feline-safe alternative is the resurrection lily.


    3.) Morning glory: This flower can cause disorientation in dogs and cats. Petunias are a pretty alternative that’s safe for four-legged companions.


    4.) Oleander: Although beautiful, the oleander bush is highly toxic to both animals and people. For a safer (and more colorful) alternative, give the ixora a try.


    Keep in mind that plants aren’t the only dangers lurking in your garden. Cocoa mulch contains theobromine which, if ingested, can cause adverse reactions in pets. The harmful chemicals in fertilizers can also pose a danger to dogs and cats.




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    I have 3/4 of an acre for my kids to play. Of course we have several flower beds. Is there an inclusive list of plants/flowers/shrubs that are dangerous to bulldogs? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Poisonous Plants and Safe Alternatives For Your Yard

    Hi Ralph, her is a more detailed list of poisonous plants from the Humane Society

    Plants potentially poisonous to pets


    Information from The Humane Society of the United States: www.humanesociety.org


    PLANT
    TOXIC PARTS
    PLANT TYPE


    Aconite
    roots, foliage, seeds
    garden flower


    Apple

    seeds
    cultivated tree


    Arrowgrasses
    leaves
    marsh plants


    Atropa belladonna
    entire plant esp. seeds, roots
    garden herb


    Autumn Crocus
    entire plant
    garden flower


    Azaleas
    entire plant
    cultivated & wild shrub


    Baneberry
    berries, roots
    wildflower


    Bird-of-Paradise
    pods
    garden flower


    Black locust
    entire plant esp. bark, shoots
    tree


    Bloodroot
    entire plant esp. stem, roots
    wildflower, herb


    Box
    entire plant esp. leaves
    ornamental shrub


    Buckeye
    sprouts, nuts, seeds
    tree


    Buttercup
    entire plant esp. leaves
    wildflower, garden herb


    Caladium
    entire plant
    house plant


    Carolina jessamine
    flowers, leaves
    ornamental plant


    Castor bean
    entire plant esp. beans
    house plant


    Chinaberry tree
    berries
    tree


    Chockcherries
    leaves, cherries, pit
    wild shrub


    Christmas berry
    leaves
    shrub


    Christmas Rose
    rootstock, leaves
    garden flower


    Common privet
    leaves, berries
    ornamental shrub


    Corn cockle
    seeds
    wildflower, weed


    Cowbane
    entire plant esp. roots
    wildflower, herb


    Cow cockle
    seeds
    wildflower, weed


    Cowslip
    entire plant esp. leaves, stem
    wildflower, herb



    PLANT
    TOXIC PARTS
    PLANT TYPE


    Daffodil
    bulbs
    garden flower


    Daphne
    bark, berries, leaves
    ornamental shrub


    Day lily
    entire plant is toxic to cats
    garden & wildflower


    Death Camas
    leaves, stems, seeds, flowers
    field herb


    Delphinium (Larkspur)
    entire plant esp. sprouts
    wildflower


    Dumbcane
    entire plant
    house plant


    Dutchman's breeches
    roots, foliage
    wild & garden flower


    Easter lily
    entire plant is toxic to cats
    flowering house plant


    Elderberry
    leaves, bark, roots, buds
    tree


    Elephant's ear
    entire plant
    house plant


    English Ivy
    entire plant esp. leaves, berries
    ornamental vine


    European Bittersweet
    entire plant esp. berries
    vine


    False Flax
    seeds
    wild herb


    False hellebore
    roots, leaves, seeds
    ornamental flower


    Fan weed
    seeds
    wildflower, herb


    Field peppergrass
    seeds
    wildflower, herb


    Foxglove
    leaves
    wild & garden flower


    Holly
    berries
    shrub


    Horsechestnut
    nuts, sprouts
    tree


    Horse nettle
    entire plant esp. berries
    wildflower, herb


    Hyacinth
    bulbs
    wild & house plant


    Iris
    leaves, roots
    wild & garden flower


    Jack-in-the- pulpit
    entire plant esp. roots, leaves
    wildflower


    Jatropha
    seeds
    tree, shrub


    Jerusalem Cherry
    unripe fruit, foliage
    ornamental plant



    PLANT
    TOXIC PARTS
    PLANT TYPE



    Jimsonweed
    entire plant esp. seeds
    field plant


    Laburum
    seeds, pods, flowers
    ornamental plant


    Lantana
    foliage
    house plant


    Larkspur
    young plants
    wildflower


    Laurels
    leaves
    shrub


    Lily of the valley
    leaves, flowers
    garden & wildflower


    Lupines
    seeds, pods
    shrub


    Manchineel Tree
    sap, fruit
    tree


    Matrimony vine
    leaves, shoots
    ornamental vine


    Mayapple
    unripe fruit, roots, foliage
    wildflower


    Milk vetch
    entire plant
    wildflower


    Mistletoe
    berries
    house plant


    Monkshood
    entire plant esp. roots, seeds
    wildflower


    Moonseed
    fruit, roots
    vine


    Morning glory
    seeds, roots
    wildflower


    Mountain mahogany
    leaves
    shrub


    Mustards
    seeds
    wildflower


    Narcissus
    bulbs
    garden flower


    Nicotiana
    leaves
    garden flower


    Nightshade
    leaves, berries
    wildflower, vine


    Oaks
    shoots, leaves
    tree


    Oleander
    leaves
    ornamental shrub


    Philodendrons
    entire plant
    house plant


    Pokeweed
    roots, seeds, berries
    field plant


    Poinsettia
    leaves, stem, flowers
    house plant



    PLANT
    TOXIC PARTS
    PLANT TYPE


    Poison hemlock
    leaves, stem, fruit
    field plant


    Potato
    shoots, sprouts
    garden plant


    Rattle box
    entire plant
    wildflower


    Rhododendron
    leaves
    ornamental shrub


    Rhubarb
    leaves
    garden plant


    Rosary pea
    seeds
    house plant


    Sago palm
    entire plant esp seeds
    ornamental plant


    Skunk cabbage
    entire plant esp roots, leaves
    marsh plant


    Smartweeds
    sap
    wildflower


    Snow-on-the- mountain
    sap
    field plant


    Sorghum
    leaves
    grass


    Star of Bethlehem
    entire plant
    wildflower


    Velvet grass
    leaves
    grass


    Wild black cherry
    leaves, pits
    tree


    Wild radish
    seeds
    wildflower


    Wisteria
    pods, seeds
    ornamental plant


    Woody aster
    entire plant
    wildflower


    Yellow jessamine
    entire plant
    ornamental vine


    Yellow oleander
    entire plant esp. leaves
    garden plant


    Yellow pine flax
    entire plant esp. seedpods
    wildflower


    Yew
    bark, leaves, seeds
    ornamental tree
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Default Re: Poisonous Plants and Safe Alternatives For Your Yard

    Quote Originally Posted by Vikinggirl View Post
    Hi Ralph, her is a more detailed list of poisonous plants from the Humane Society

    Plants potentially poisonous to pets


    Information from The Humane Society of the United States: www.humanesociety.org


    PLANT
    TOXIC PARTS
    PLANT TYPE


    Aconite
    roots, foliage, seeds
    garden flower


    Apple

    seeds
    cultivated tree


    Arrowgrasses
    leaves
    marsh plants


    Atropa belladonna
    entire plant esp. seeds, roots
    garden herb


    Autumn Crocus
    entire plant
    garden flower


    Azaleas
    entire plant
    cultivated & wild shrub


    Baneberry
    berries, roots
    wildflower


    Bird-of-Paradise
    pods
    garden flower


    Black locust
    entire plant esp. bark, shoots
    tree


    Bloodroot
    entire plant esp. stem, roots
    wildflower, herb


    Box
    entire plant esp. leaves
    ornamental shrub


    Buckeye
    sprouts, nuts, seeds
    tree


    Buttercup
    entire plant esp. leaves
    wildflower, garden herb


    Caladium
    entire plant
    house plant


    Carolina jessamine
    flowers, leaves
    ornamental plant


    Castor bean
    entire plant esp. beans
    house plant


    Chinaberry tree
    berries
    tree


    Chockcherries
    leaves, cherries, pit
    wild shrub


    Christmas berry
    leaves
    shrub


    Christmas Rose
    rootstock, leaves
    garden flower


    Common privet
    leaves, berries
    ornamental shrub


    Corn cockle
    seeds
    wildflower, weed


    Cowbane
    entire plant esp. roots
    wildflower, herb


    Cow cockle
    seeds
    wildflower, weed


    Cowslip
    entire plant esp. leaves, stem
    wildflower, herb



    PLANT
    TOXIC PARTS
    PLANT TYPE


    Daffodil
    bulbs
    garden flower


    Daphne
    bark, berries, leaves
    ornamental shrub


    Day lily
    entire plant is toxic to cats
    garden & wildflower


    Death Camas
    leaves, stems, seeds, flowers
    field herb


    Delphinium (Larkspur)
    entire plant esp. sprouts
    wildflower


    Dumbcane
    entire plant
    house plant


    Dutchman's breeches
    roots, foliage
    wild & garden flower


    Easter lily
    entire plant is toxic to cats
    flowering house plant


    Elderberry
    leaves, bark, roots, buds
    tree


    Elephant's ear
    entire plant
    house plant


    English Ivy
    entire plant esp. leaves, berries
    ornamental vine


    European Bittersweet
    entire plant esp. berries
    vine


    False Flax
    seeds
    wild herb


    False hellebore
    roots, leaves, seeds
    ornamental flower


    Fan weed
    seeds
    wildflower, herb


    Field peppergrass
    seeds
    wildflower, herb


    Foxglove
    leaves
    wild & garden flower


    Holly
    berries
    shrub


    Horsechestnut
    nuts, sprouts
    tree


    Horse nettle
    entire plant esp. berries
    wildflower, herb


    Hyacinth
    bulbs
    wild & house plant


    Iris
    leaves, roots
    wild & garden flower


    Jack-in-the- pulpit
    entire plant esp. roots, leaves
    wildflower


    Jatropha
    seeds
    tree, shrub


    Jerusalem Cherry
    unripe fruit, foliage
    ornamental plant



    PLANT
    TOXIC PARTS
    PLANT TYPE



    Jimsonweed
    entire plant esp. seeds
    field plant


    Laburum
    seeds, pods, flowers
    ornamental plant


    Lantana
    foliage
    house plant


    Larkspur
    young plants
    wildflower


    Laurels
    leaves
    shrub


    Lily of the valley
    leaves, flowers
    garden & wildflower


    Lupines
    seeds, pods
    shrub


    Manchineel Tree
    sap, fruit
    tree


    Matrimony vine
    leaves, shoots
    ornamental vine


    Mayapple
    unripe fruit, roots, foliage
    wildflower


    Milk vetch
    entire plant
    wildflower


    Mistletoe
    berries
    house plant


    Monkshood
    entire plant esp. roots, seeds
    wildflower


    Moonseed
    fruit, roots
    vine


    Morning glory
    seeds, roots
    wildflower


    Mountain mahogany
    leaves
    shrub


    Mustards
    seeds
    wildflower


    Narcissus
    bulbs
    garden flower


    Nicotiana
    leaves
    garden flower


    Nightshade
    leaves, berries
    wildflower, vine


    Oaks
    shoots, leaves
    tree


    Oleander
    leaves
    ornamental shrub


    Philodendrons
    entire plant
    house plant


    Pokeweed
    roots, seeds, berries
    field plant


    Poinsettia
    leaves, stem, flowers
    house plant



    PLANT
    TOXIC PARTS
    PLANT TYPE


    Poison hemlock
    leaves, stem, fruit
    field plant


    Potato
    shoots, sprouts
    garden plant


    Rattle box
    entire plant
    wildflower


    Rhododendron
    leaves
    ornamental shrub


    Rhubarb
    leaves
    garden plant


    Rosary pea
    seeds
    house plant


    Sago palm
    entire plant esp seeds
    ornamental plant


    Skunk cabbage
    entire plant esp roots, leaves
    marsh plant


    Smartweeds
    sap
    wildflower


    Snow-on-the- mountain
    sap
    field plant


    Sorghum
    leaves
    grass


    Star of Bethlehem
    entire plant
    wildflower


    Velvet grass
    leaves
    grass


    Wild black cherry
    leaves, pits
    tree


    Wild radish
    seeds
    wildflower


    Wisteria
    pods, seeds
    ornamental plant


    Woody aster
    entire plant
    wildflower


    Yellow jessamine
    entire plant
    ornamental vine


    Yellow oleander
    entire plant esp. leaves
    garden plant


    Yellow pine flax
    entire plant esp. seedpods
    wildflower


    Yew
    bark, leaves, seeds
    ornamental tree
    Thank you.

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