Author Topic: The 34 garden plants that can kill your dog or cat  (Read 3597 times)

Dottie

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The Daily Mail is running this article today.  It is a timely reminder from Charlie Dimmock of the risk that plants can pose to our pets.  Well worth a read.
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Re: The 34 garden plants that can kill your dog or cat
« Reply #1 on: Jun 05, 2015, 14:20 »
Thanks for posting Dottie. I'll share it on the Facebook page too.

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Re: The 34 garden plants that can kill your dog or cat
« Reply #2 on: Jun 06, 2015, 13:12 »
Indoor plants - dieffenbachia (Dumb cane) so called because it can make human children and pets mouth/tongue swell if chewed.

Cut flowers-  the pollen of the big showy type lilies is especially toxic to cats, not sure about dogs.
Peach and nectarine stones also toxic containing cyanide

I think the marigold on the list refers to African and French marigolds. Calendula is often called marigold the petals are often added to dog foods such as lilys kitchen.
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Re: The 34 garden plants that can kill your dog or cat
« Reply #3 on: Jan 05, 2017, 09:45 »
Thank you very much for this information Meg. I have Cyclamen Hederifolium in my garden and it has clumped up - it spreads very easily. It has been there for some years and the dogs have not touched it but I will ask the gardener to remove it now that I know about the risks. 

Last year one of them suddenly started to munch on my Fargesia 'Simba' (a bamboo).  It is a lovely, non invasive plant that I had had for some years but the gardener at the time gave it a very hard hair cut which resulted in new growth and it was this that the dog found attractive. Unfortunately it made her sick, although I was told it is not toxic.  I decided to have it dug up but was sad to see it go.
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