There are more than 700 plants that have been identified as poisonous to pets. They produce physiologically active or toxic substances in sufficient amounts to cause harmful effects in animals. Ornamental house and yard plants may be pretty to look at but may prove deadly to our furry friends.
Poisonous plants may cause reactions ranging from mild nausea to death. Certain animal species may have a particular vulnerability to a potentially poisonous plant. Cats, for instance are poisoned by any part of a lily.
The Human Society of the United States lists some of the potentially poisonous plants in a guide of plants that have been generally identified as being capable of producing a toxic reaction. We recommend that you print it and keep it in an accessible place. CLICK HERE for their list of most common poisonous plants.
You can also learn more about plants that could be dangerous to pets at the ASPCA’s Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants page.