Plants to Avoid Planting if You Have a Pets That Like to Dig
Spring is in the air, so as you are sitting and dreaming of what to plant in your gardens this year here are some things you may want to avoid if you have pets that like to dig and chew on your garden plants
Iris – can cause severe Digestive upset
Bleeding Heart – poisonous in large amounts
Rhubarb leaves – can cause fatal reactions starting from convulsions to coma to death.
Laurels, Rhododendrons and Azaleas – fatal – nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing and coma
Jasmine – berries can be fatal; digestive upset and nervous symptoms.
Wild and Cultivated Cherries – stems and leaves can be fatal due to a cyanide chemical released
Daffodil, hyacinth and narcissus bulbs – cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea and are potentially fatal.
Delphinium, a.k.a Larkspurs – are toxic in all parts of the plant due to the presence of delphinine which can cause vomiting and eventually death
Convalleria, a.k.a., Lily of the Valley – is a fragrant and strongly poisonous plant that contains high concentrations of cardiac glycosides; drugs used therapeutically to increase cardiac output and create a regular heart beat. This plant’s toxins can be absorbed through the skin and as such, any handling with bare hands should be followed by immediate hand washing.
Easter lilies – as well as other varieties of lilies are extremely poisonous to cats. If you have a cat inclined to chew leaves, as many cats do, avoid having this one in your home or garden.
Tulips – The bulbs of a tulip plant contain toxins that can cause loss of appetite, drooling, convulsions, depression of the central nervous system, gastrointestinal irritation, and cardiac abnormalities.
Marijuana – Pets that ingest marijuana can suffer from vomiting, drooling, diarrhea, increased heart rate, depression of the central nervous system, incoordination, seizures, and even coma.
Azalea – contain toxic substances known are grayanotoxins. These toxins can cause drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and even a depression of the central nervous system. Severe poisoning from azaleas can ultimately lead to coma and death caused by cardiovascular collapse
Chrysanthemum – these flowers contain something called pyrethrins that if eaten can cause diarrhea, drooling, and vomiting. If enough of the plant is consumed, it can cause depression and loss of coordination.
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