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Spring Flowers Harmful to Cats & Dogs

Monday 13 March 2017

Now that spring is on the way, it’s time to be mindful when sprucing up you gardens to make them look pretty, but also remembering ensure they are pet friendly too. Here is a comprehensive list of flowers and side effects if digested by your Dog or Cat.
 
Did you know that there are 23 different flowers that are harmful to Dog and Cats that you should watch out for: Tulip, hyacinth and daffodil bulbs can damage a dog's mouth and oesophagus, leading to drooling, vomiting, severe diarrhoea and even abnormal heart rhythms? Asiatic and Japanese lilies can cause severe kidney failure in cats.
 
Please note that if your pet has eaten any flowers on the list, please consult your local vet or 24hr emergency vet line services.
 

 

Tulip (Tulip spp)
Ingestion can result in intense vomiting, depression, diarrhoea, hypersalivation, drooling   and lack of appetite.
Hyacinth (Hyacinthus oreintalis)
Ingestion can result in intense vomiting, diarrhoea, depression and tremors.
Daffodil (Narcissus spp)
Ingestion can result in severe gastrointestinal illness, convulsions, seizures, low blood   pressure and tremors.
Peace lily (Spathiphyllum spp)
Ingestion can result in ulcers in the mouth, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Easter cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesi)
Ingestion can result in vomiting, diarrhoea and depression. Cats can also develop staggering.
Easter daisy (Townsendia sericea)
This plant is considered nontoxic.
Easter orchid (Cattleya mossiae)
This plant is considered nontoxic.
Easter lily cactus (Echinopsis multiplex)
This plant is considered nontoxic.
Resurrection lily (Kaempferia pulchra)
This plant is considered nontoxic.
Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia splendens prostrata)
Ingestion results in vomiting and diarrhoea.
 
Azalea (Rhododendron spp)
Ivomiting, diarrhoea, hypersalivation, weakness, coma, hypotension, CNS depression, cardiovascular collapse and death.
Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
Excessive salivation,   abdominal pain, diarrhoea, vomiting, gastro-intestinal disorders, lack of appetite, tremors, convulsions, seizures
Rhododendron (Rhododendron spp)- Vomiting, diarrhoea,  hypersalivation, weakness, coma, hypotension, CNS depression, cardiovascular collapse and death.
Tiger Lily (Lilium tigrinum)
Vomiting, inappetence, lethargy, kidney failure. Cats are only species known to be   affected.
Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum)
Vomiting, inappetence,   lethargy, and kidney failure. Cats are only species known to be affected.
American Bittersweet (Celastrus scandens)
Weakness, convulsions, gastroenteritis (vomiting, diarrhoea.)
Clematis (Clematis sp.)- Vomiting, diarrhoea, oral ulcers,  ataxia irritant or vesicant action.
Daffodil (Narcissus spp)- Severe gastrointestinal  disorders, convulsions, shivering, hypotension, dermatitis, muscular tremors, and cardiac arrhythmias.
Day lily (Hemorocallis dumortirei)
Vomiting,  inappetence, lethargy, kidney failure. Cats are only species known to be affected.
• Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
Cardiac arrhythmias,  vomiting, diarrhoea, weakness, cardiac failure, death.
Lily of the Valley (Convalaria majalis)
Ataxia, vomiting,  cardiac arrhythmias, death.
Narcissus (Narcissus spp)
Severe gastrointestinal  disorders, convulsions, shivering, hypotension, dermatitis,   muscular tremors, and cardiac arrhythmias.
Morning Glory (Ipomoea spp)
Seeds may cause hallucination, may cause diarrhoea.
 

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