Spring has finally arrived, and planting and gardening are in full swing. Please remember to keep these common plants out of your dog’s play areas.
- Daffodils: The flowers, leaves, and bulbs can cause abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. In severe cases, cardiac arrhythmias and respiratory problems may occur. Bulbs planted with bone meal attract dogs!
- Lily of the Valley: Dogs who eat lily of the valley plants may show cardiac arrhythmias, decreased heart rates, and even seizures.
- Tulips and Hyacinths: The bulbs are toxic. Mild cases show drooling and some vomiting, but if the dog eats too many, he may show an increase in heart rate.
- Oleander: If your dog chews on leaves, flowers or branches he may suffer from a decreased heart rate and could eventually die.
- Azaleas: These can be fatal if your dog even chews on leaves. Initial gastrointestinal signs can lead to coma and even death.
Content provided by the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine.