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Toxic Flowers For Dogs

Spring is just around the corner (we hope) and it’s important to keep your canine companion in mind before planting beautiful flowers this spring. Most dog owners do not think of flowers as being harmful to their dogs when trying to spice up their backyard or house but as you will learn in this article, there are several flowers that can cause dire effects to our beloved pets.

Toxic Flowers

Amaryllis

Amaryllis

A very popular outdoor spring flower that can cause vomiting, depression, diarrhea, excessive drooling, and tremors. 

Azalea

Azaelea

Another common outdoor plant – also causes vomiting, diarrhea, a drop in blood pressure, comas, and can even be life-threatening

Bird of Paradise

Causes oral irritation, excessive drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and difficulty swallowing. 

Daffodil

Daffodils

A gardener favorite – the daffodil can cause vomiting, diarrhea, arrhythmia, and convulsions. 

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

If consumed, this plant can cause excessive drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, depression, and weakness.

Hyacinth

Hyacinth

Consumption causes intense vomiting, diarrhea, depression, and tremors.

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

This beautiful, bright-colored flower causes vomiting, depression, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal disturbances.

Iris

Iris Flower

This plant as a whole is toxic, but its underground stem is most potent and if ingested, it can cause vomiting, diarrhea, drooling, and lethargy. 

Calla Lily

Calla Lily

If this plant is digested, it can cause oral irritation, burning of the lips and tongue, excessive drooling, vomiting, and difficulty swallowing.

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

These flowers can cause vomiting and even hallucinations.

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Only a few leaves are consumed from this flower by your dog to cause symptoms such as drooling, loss of appetite, diarrhea, colic, depression, weakness, stupor, paralysis, or even worse – your dog could become comatose or die. 

Rose

Rose

Although the petals and leaves aren’t considered toxic, they can cause an upset stomach.

Jade

Jade Plant

Consumption can cause slowing of the heart rate, depression, incoordination, and vomiting. 

Tomato Plants

Tomato Plant

While the fruit isn’t toxic, the plant itself can cause excess drooling, severe stomach aches, depression, dilated pupils, and a slow heart rate.

Tulip

Tulip

If the bulb of this plant is ingested, it can cause oral irritation, excess drooling, and nausea

If you decide to plant any of these flowers this spring, it’s important to know the side effects they can have if ingested by your dog. It’s better to be educated before and to keep an eye on your dog while they are outside around these plants. For more information on toxic plants and other hazardous materials for pets; click here.  

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