Plants poisonous to dogs, cats and horses, last in the series

To recap, in the previous five columns we have listed many plants that contain toxins that could be injurious to your dog, cat or horse. Because of their size and propensity to chew almost anything kittens and puppies are at higher risk. Now I want to cover plants not previously classified. The Umbrella Leaf also …

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More Poisonous Plants; fifth in the series

The deadly Sago Palm (Coontie Palm, Cardboard Palm, Cycads and Zamias) is extremely poisonous to animals and humans if ingested. Dogs and Cats are particularly at risk since they seem to find the plant very palatable. Clinical signs usually develop within twelve hours of ingesting the plant and may include signs of gastroenteritis, generalized weakness, …

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Plants Poisonous to Dogs, Cats and Horses, fourth in the series

Plants that contain glycosides can be very harmful to pets. If your pet ingests any of the plants mentioned in these columns and is showing signs of illness, get him/her to your veterinarian post haste. The most well known and classic of the cardiac glycoside plants is foxglove, Digitalis purpurea. We have known about the …

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