Pretty Flowers Can Be Pretty Dangerous For Pets

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Spring is here and that means flowers are blooming. Whether it’s perennials blossoming or you or your neighbors are planting some new annuals, you and your pets will probably encounter some flowers at this time of year. In general it’s always best to keep your dogs from eating any type of plants, but now that it’s Spring all the new flowers may smell too interesting for your dogs to ignore. Even if you have no flowers on your own property, you may pass some flowers on a walk in the park or around the neighborhood. So today I’ve put together a list of flowers your pets need to avoid, as they may cause health issues if eaten or even sniffed. Remember to keep your pets from all parts of these plants, as sometimes it’s the stem or leaves that are harmful to pets, not necessarily the flower petals.
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Flowering plants that may be harmful to pets:

  • Lilies of any type
  • Azaleas
  • Crocuses
  • Begonia
  • Buttercup
  • Gardenia
  • Carnations
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Clematis
  • Daffodil
  • Dahlia
  • Daisy
  • Geranium
  • Gladiola
  • Hibiscus
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea
  • Iris
  • Lavender
  • Morning Glory
  • Oleander
  • Peony
  • Rhododendron
  • Tulips
  • Wisteria

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Although the flowers above present potential dangers for your pets, it is possible to have beautiful flowers and keep your pets safe if you plan correctly. As you can see from Sadie’s photos, I do have some of the flowers from the list around my home. But I plant flowers only in the front of my house, where Sadie never goes unattended, without a leash. In the backyard Sadie is free to sniff and play all she wants without worry, as there are no potentially harmful plants at all.

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To learn more about possible health issues and check about the safety of specific plants, go to the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control website.

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