MELBOURNE, Australia, June 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Every pet owner knows their furry friends are curious creatures, so it’s important to know which varieties of plants and flowers are toxic to cats and dogs , in case the animals are tempted to get a taste of what’s in the garden. According Incredible pasture flowers, which provides flower delivery in Melbourne, there are a number of perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees that are poisonous to cats and dogs. If ingested by a pet, symptoms can range from mild to extreme, so it’s best to avoid these varieties altogether when creating a pet-friendly garden.
Amazing Graze Flowers explains that perennials that are toxic to pets include aloe vera, which can cause vomiting, diarrhea and tremors if eaten by a dog or cat; chrysanthemum, which can cause gastrointestinal problems and loss of coordination, as well as a range of other flower varieties that can cause mild to severe gastrointestinal problems such as carnations, dahlias, daisies, lavender and more. Both thrush and peace lily can cause very serious symptoms, including vomiting, cardiac arrhythmias, seizures, coma, and ultimately death.
Annuals that are toxic to cats and dogs include begonias and geraniums, which can cause skin irritation and vomiting. There’s also a range of shrubs and trees that are dangerous to dogs and cats, says Amazing Graze Flowers. Poisonous shrubs and trees include boxwoods, gardenias, hydrangeas, lantanas and oaks.
Some popular plants and shrubs such as azaleas and rhododendrons are also dangerous to goats, horses and sheep, says Amazing Graze Flowers. If the leaves of these plants are ingested, it can cause digestive problems, excessive drooling, weakness, and loss of appetite.
As Amazing Graze Flowers explains, it’s important for owners to be aware of all varieties of poisonous plants when planning their garden design, to ensure the safety of their pets. In the event that an owner suspects that their dog or cat has ingested a poisonous plant, they should contact their local veterinarian immediately.
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