Your pets are a part of your family and you love them just as much (if not more!) than anyone else living in your home, which is why you want to protect them from any harm possible. While you make sure they have all their vaccinations and rid them of ticks regularly, did you know that there could be something that could harm them in your garden?
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Certain plants are poisonous in general, while others are specifically dangerous to animals. Get garden savvy by finding out which plants aren’t safe for your pets…
They may be beautiful and make a grand statement, but the seeds in the cones of the female plants can cause severe liver damage to your pets and could also potentially cause cancer.
Plants in the lily family are beautiful and smell great, but they are incredibly poisonous – especially for cats. You should particularly stay away from Arums, Clivias, Saint Josephs and Tigers, as a nibble of this could cause kidney failure in your cats.
This common, beautiful tree has leaves that can poison your cats and dogs (and humans!), and while they generally wouldn’t eat them, a leaf in the mouth could be harmful and have a negative effect on their heart. If you have this tree, be sure to sweep up the leaves regularly, or consider removing it entirely.
These lovely plants are incredibly trendy right now, but their leaves, roots and stems are poisonous, and dogs seem to be drawn to chewing on them. If your furry friend’s mouth, tongue and lips are inflamed, chances are he’s had a run-in with the monster!
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This entire plant is dangerous, and your pet ingesting any part of it could cause tremors, vomiting and leave your animal incredibly disorientated.
Tamlyn Cumings – All4Women
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